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Burlington, ON – BurlingtonGreen is pleased to announce another series of spectacular and informative award-winning documentaries for their 2018 Eco-Film Festival. In partnership with Burlington Public Library and Halton Green Screens, BurlingtonGreen will host five public screenings of exceptional documentary films throughout 2018 highlighting different global environmental issues. Each film will be followed by take-action initiatives, guest speakers, idea sharing on how citizens can take individual and collective action to help the planet locally, and a free eco-prize raffle. All films will be screened at the Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street, with doors opening at 6:00pm and films beginning at 6:30pm. Please note that a $5 admission fee may be charged at some of the events, with others operating on a suggested donation (all films are free for BG Members).

The 2018 Eco-Film Festival lineup includes:

  • Chasing Coral (March 21)—Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
  • Jane (May 16)—Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.
  • A Silent Transformation (September 19)—From markets and housing to movie theaters and credit unions, co-operatives are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. A Silent Transformation explores the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society, focusing on communities within Ontario.
  • Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (October 17)—Visionary scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a journey to the ancient forests of the northern hemisphere, revealing the profound connection that exists between trees and human life and the vital ways that trees sustain all life on the planet.
  • WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (November 21)—A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food.

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 reusable beverage containers for refreshments.

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

About BurlingtonGreen:

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, not-for-profit environmental agency. Their mission is to protect the environment and mobilize the community to create a healthy, environmentally responsible city.
To learn more, visit their website at

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For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017

Burlington, ON – Dr. David Suzuki Inspires Burlington with Message of Hope

BurlingtonGreen was thrilled and honoured to partner with the David Suzuki Foundation to present three spectacular and meaningful events on November 21st, 2017, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Approximately 700 Halton youth from grades 7 to 12, and 1000 more across Canada (via live streaming), were treated to a full day of captivating presentations, including those from local Eco-Heroes Kale Black, Dr. Jackie Prime, Julia Barnes, and Andrew Wong. International speaker and storyteller Cameron Brown shared insights on how each of us can make a greater impact and he performed his latest song 'There's Still Time', followed by an unforgettable keynote address by the one and only Dr. David Suzuki.

“It was extremely gratifying to hear from participants of the Youth Eco-Summit that they were hopeful for the future and motivated to take immediate action for the planet”, said Amy Schnurr, Executive Director of BurlingtonGreen.

Later that same day, a limited number of guests enjoyed a VIP reception with Dr. Suzuki before gathering with the larger audience in the main theatre for a sold out experience featuring three-time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard charting, Sultans of String. Dr. Suzuki took the stage once again, sharing personal stories and calls to action, resulting in a standing ovation by an inspired crowd.

“The energy and excitement at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre throughout the day and evening was incredible! It was inspiring to see such a powerful sense of community come together in Burlington—big things are happening here!” echoed Corrigan Hammond, Ontario Organizer of the Blue Dot Movement.

Dr. David Suzuki shared personal stories of inspiration and a message of hope as he revealed the profound ways that Canadians are coming together for the goal of breathing fresh air, drinking clean water, eating safe food and the legal right to enjoy a stable climate as part of the Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot Movement.

BurlingtonGreen and the David Suzuki Foundation would like to thank the many sponsors that helped to make this event possible: Platinum sponsors Emshih Developments Inc., Gold and Media sponsors Cogeco and YourTV, and Silver sponsors Arborwood Tree Service, Burlington Mall and EarthFresh Foods, with a complete listing of sponsor and in-kind support available at

About BurlingtonGreen:
BurlingtonGreen is recognized as an award-winning leader in environmental sustainability. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, BurlingtonGreen provides the largest presence of environment-related programming, services and impact in the City of Burlington with 10,000+ participants contributing to the annual Clean Up event alone. Through awareness, advocacy and action, they collaborate with the community to protect the environment, mitigate climate change, and create a healthier, more environmentally responsible Burlington.

About the David Suzuki Foundation:
The David Suzuki Foundation collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve or environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.

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For Immediate Release: November 27, 2017

Burlington, ON – BurlingtonGreen

Since launching the “Make the Switch” program in September 2017, BurlingtonGreen has encouraged the residents of Burlington to drastically lessen their environmental footprint by switching to electric vehicles and heat pumps.

BurlingtonGreen has been promoting Ontario’s financial incentives for electric vehicles, with savings up to $14,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle and $1,000 for the installation of a home charging station. Additionally, there are incentives available for heat pumps- up to $4,000 is offered for the installation of an air source heat pump. There’s never been a better time to “Make the Switch”!

The Province continues to develop programs and funds to help implement its Climate Change Action Plan. The Green Ontario Fund is a one stop shop, highlighting all the incentives and savings available to Ontario residents depending on where they live and work. Another great program is the Affordability Fund, which addresses the gap in incentives offered, and helps people who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs or are unable to undertake energy efficiency improvements without support.

BurlingtonGreen continues to listen to Burlingtonians, learning about the specific challenges they face in making the switch while debunking myths surrounding electric vehicles and heat pumps. The “Make the Switch” program will run until the end of March 2018.

Learn about “Make the Switch” today at

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 protect the environment, mitigate climate change and make Burlington a healthier, more environmentally responsible city.To learn more, visit their website at

For media inquiries, please contact: Marwa Selim, Program Coordinator, BurlingtonGreen, Tel: 289-681-5536 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..