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BG is Here for You!

From all of us here at BurlingtonGreen, we want you to know that we are here for you, always, including during these challenging times. Our ongoing efforts remain strongly rooted in ensuring action for the planet continues! 

Carrying out our critical work to protect nature and to create a cleaner, greener Burlington can't wait. And so, we forge ahead, pivoting our efforts to inform, inspire and empower the community to join us in making a difference in new and rewarding ways. From waste reduction to up-cycling activities and connecting with nature, we are excited to help you take eco-action right now!

We invite you to visit this page often to discover various tips, opportunities and great examples of the Burlington community making a positive difference.

We would love to hear from you and find out about what you would like to see added to our resource page. Please share your thoughts here!

Click here to read our Executive Director Amy's special message for more information on our response to Covid 19 and its effect on our work.

*Please note that your health and safety is of utmost importance to us, please follow the Government of Canada's latest Covid-19 procedures to ensure your personal safety and those around you prior to choosing to participate in any eco-activities or tips shared by BurlingtonGreen.




FB IG CUGU 2020 2COMMUNITY CLEAN UP GREEN UP 2020

2020 marks BG's 10th Anniversary of the popular dual-component Community Clean Up Green Up! In 2019, over 17,500 participants joined the collective Clean Up effort, resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods. And our Green Up event welcomed hundreds more to plant 500 native trees at Brant Hills Park.

This year, we're excited to extend the opportunity summer through fall by supporting your clean up & green up activities that you can do safely with family and friends. Our earth cannot wait and it is time for action!  



 for more information.


 


OUR 2020 GREEN SPACE PHOTO CONTEST IS HERE!

Between now and August 14th, snap a photo of your favourite green space in Burlington and enter for a chance to win an eco-friendly prize pack! Photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page after the contest closes, and will be open to the public for voting until September 16th. The photo with the most 'likes' wins an eco-friendly prize pack!
Good luck to everyone and we can't wait to see your photos!

to send us a message with your photo and tell us why it is your favourite green space.



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VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: THE GTA WEST HIGHWAY 

Join Environmental Defence Canada for a virtual Lunch & Learn on Thursday, August 20th at 12pm to learn more about the proposed GTA West Highway that will make its way through Milton to Vaughan through farms, forests, and a portion of the Ontario Greenbelt. Let's work together to amplify our collective voice and help put a stop to this proposed highway. Sign the petition to stop the destructive Highway 413! (consultation is open until August 22).



to register for this event and learn how you can put your voice to work.

 



CALLING ALL BURLINGTON GARDENERS! 

Our impactful Grow to Give program is underway inviting YOU to donate a portion of your produce to support local community members in need. 



to get all the details.





Together we can make positive change happen. There are always issues here in Burlington that impact the health of the environment that require YOUR valued voice to speak up on. Letting our elected leaders know that protecting nature, clean air, water, a sustainable local food supply, and a stable climate are of top priority, is critical to ensure a sustainable, resilient, equitable today and tomorrow for all.



to discover the current calls to action!



Get all the latest eco-news by checking out our latest monthly e-newsletter here. 

And be sure to sign-up to receive our popular e-newsletter to your inbox each month.  We have 3 newsletters to choose from or sign up to receive all three! 



to sign-up today!





Exciting news! We have an amazing opportunity to raise matching funds to support our important work thanks to The Small Change Fund. They will give us $2500 if we can raise the same amount in donations by September 15th.
That’s right, all donations will be doubled, up to a total of $2500. Will you help us spread the word?


to donate and know that your gift powers change in our community for a greener, healthier future for all. Thank you!





green living during and post covid



Discover the many ways YOU can live, work and play a low-impact lifestyle by clicking on the titles below.
We've got helpful videos, activities, online events and more!




be a waste warrior!

CONNECT WITH NATURE


the future post covid-19


Once the pandemic is under control, Canada will be facing a deep recession.
Another record-breaking stimulus package will be needed and there are varying opinions about how to structure
the economic recovery package, and many include bold climate action. We have an opportunity to define the
shape and contours of Canada’s economy for many years to come. We need a climate stimulus package that
puts people first, and spurs job growth in the green economy.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite insights and opinions on the path ahead:

  • "On the path to recovery: how to “lock in” climate solutions" - TAF
  • "5 Lessons From Coronavirus That Will Help Us Tackle Climate Change" - Time
  • "How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked" - World Economic Forum
  • "New York’s economic relief plan to back ‘rapid transition to clean renewable energy" - PV-Tech

how can i get involved now?
  • Sign up for our monthly Newsletter here for up to date information about local activities, events and tips on living cleaner and greener in Burlington!
  • We want to hear from YOU! What are you doing to promote green living at home right now? What virtual content would you like to see? Share your story with us HERE!

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Our work continues and we appreciate all of your support! Make a donation today and support local environmental impact here.


 

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,
'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

Fred Rogers

 

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