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28.02
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For Immediate Release: February 28, 2017.


Burlington, ON –BurlingtonGreen celebrates the organization’s 10 year anniversary this year with another series of spectacular and informative award-winning documentaries brought to Burlington for their 2017 Ecofilm Festival. In partnership with Burlington Public Library and Halton Green Screens, BurlingtonGreen will host five public screenings of exceptional documentary films throughout 2017 highlighting different global environmental issues, followed by take action initiatives, guest speakers, and idea sharing on how citizens can take individual and collective action to help the planet locally. All films will be screened at the Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street, with doors opening at 6:00pm for the film beginning at 6:30 pm with a $5.00/person admission fee to support event costs. (Free for BG Members)

The eco-film festival line up includes:

•    Sea of Life (March 22nd): Inspired by Rob Stewart, Burlington filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on a journey around the world to figure out how we're going to save the most important ecosystem for our survival – the ocean.

•    Love Thy Nature (May 17th): An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we've lost touch with nature, taking viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

•    Bikes Vs Cars (June 7th): This documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be, highlights growing conflicts in city planning between bikes that support a diverse city with a human scale, and cars that engender urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuel.
•    The Future of Energy (September 20th): A revolutionary film that captures the U.S. movement to transition to 100% renewable energy and bring positive solutions to our current ecological crisis.

•    Minimalism (November 15th): Ever consider how your life might be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavours of living with less by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life striving to live with meaning.

Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Goodness Me! will be available along with free eco-prize raffle draws from MEC. BurlingtonGreen aims to host green events and asks that all attendants walk, cycle, carpool or use public transit whenever possible, and bring their own mug for refreshments.

BurlingtonGreen dedicates the 2017 Ecofilm Festival series to the memory of friend and eco-hero Canadian filmmaker, environmental activist, and shark protector Rob Stewart.

Together we make a difference when we think global and act local


To learn more visit their website at www.burlingtongreen.org
For media inquiries, please contact: Amy Schnurr, Executive Director here
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association


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12.12
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2016

Burlington, ON – Give a gift with IMPACT that doesn't cost the earth.

With what is quickly becoming a fine holiday tradition, BurlingtonGreen is back at MEC this December to provide their popular eco-friendly gift wrapping service for MEC customers.

BurlingtonGreen's volunteer elves have been working feverishly to hand decorate unique and attractive gift bags (recycled, and re-usable/recyclable/compostable) to prepare for the festive season.

“As traditional gift wrap and bags are not accepted in Halton's blue bin program and must go in the garbage, our eco-friendly wrapping supplies are a terrific solution for those who want to wrap their gifts, help the planet and support our not-for-profit organization, all at the same time.”, says BurlingtonGreen’s Board President, Gloria
Reid.

The gift wrapping service at MEC is available on December weekends up to the 24th, from 11 am to 5 pm each day. All sizes of gift bags are $5 each. Maple wood gift tags are 5 for $2 and gift card envelopes are $2 each. All are hand-decorated!

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About BurlingtonGreen:
Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, not-for-profit environmental agency. Through awareness, advocacy, and action they collaborate with all sectors to mobilize the community to make Burlington a healthier, more environmentally responsible city.

To learn more visit their website at www.burlingtongreen.org
For media inquiries, please contact: Gloria Reid, President, Board of Directors (email here)
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association

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21.11
Parent Category: News

November 14, 2016 - For immediate release

Burlington, ON – On Thursday, November 24th, BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with Burlington Central Library and Halton Green Screens, will present the fifth acclaimed film of their 2016 Eco-Film Festival series, The True Cost.

This documentary tells the story of the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the clothing industry has on our world. The links between declining clothing prices and increasing human and environmental impact are forged as the audience gets a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. The True Cost is a revealing film that compels us to ask, “who really pays the price for our clothing?”

All areas of the industry are explored and exposed, from production of raw materials, to manufacturing, to international shipping and retail networks, to the ultimate disposal of massive quantities of clothes. In particular, the film examines the damaging effects of “fast fashion”. Similar to many other environmental realities facing our planet, the clothing industry follows the pattern of exploitation of people and the environment in the developing world, in order to feed the insatiable appetites of those in the developed world. This film project was initiated by people within the clothing and fashion industry itself, who have witnessed the grim reality of the situation firsthand.

In attendance during this film screening will be Kale Black of BurlingtonGreen, who will briefly share with the audience how he makes a positive difference through the informed purchasing choices he makes.

Visit www.burlingtongreen.org to view the film trailer.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm with film beginning at 7 pm.
Where: Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street.
Cost: $5 per person (free for BurlingtonGreen members).

BurlingtonGreen aims to host green events and asks all guests to walk, cycle, carpool, or use public transit whenever possible, and to please bring their own mug for a complimentary refreshment courtesy of Goodness Me!  BurlingtonGreen is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of the 2016 Eco-Film Festival.

About Us:
Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, not-for-profit environmental agency. Through awareness, advocacy, and action, their mission is to mobilize the community to make Burlington a healthier, more environmentally responsible city.
 
To learn more, visit their website at www.burlingtongreen.org
For media inquiries, please contact: Amy Schnurr, Executive Director
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association

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