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09.10
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2019


Burlington, ON – BurlingtonGreen is proud to host a series of documentaries throughout the year aimed to empower audience members to take local action to help the planet locally. Up next in their lineup is the eye-opening “Living the Change”, a film about individuals around the world who are choosing to tackle climate change in a number of ways that aimed to help residents find motivation to start or ramp up their journey to sustainability. 

In addition to the film presentation, the event will highlight a local change-maker, with owner and builder Daniel Ott of True North Tiny Homes providing tours of an eco-friendly tiny home that will be brought on site to the south parking lot of Central Library.  The dual-component event will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd with tours of the home taking place from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, followed by the film presentation getting underway at 6:30 pm in Centennial Hall at the library 

BurlingtonGreen’s 10th annual Eco-Film Festival, presented with the Burlington Public Library, would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors, YourTv Halton & Nuvo Network with tasty treats provided by Nature’s Emporium. Festival film events are *free* to attend and one lucky participant will receive a BG Eco-Pack at each of the events!  All films are screened at the Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street, with doors opening at 6:00 pm and films beginning at 6:30 pm. 

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 registered charity. Together with the community, they work to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and create a healthier, more environmentally responsible city. 

For media inquiries, please contact: Chantelle Misheal, Community Outreach Coordinator, BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
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09.09
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: September 9th, 2019


Burlington, ON –  On Thursday, October 3, 2019, BurlingtonGreen, GreenPAC, Halton Environmental Network and NUVO Network are teaming up to host Our Voice 2019 - a Federal Election Debate on the environment.

The event will take place from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, with the debate starting at 7:00 pm. This is a free event open for participation and discussion on a wide range of environmental issues that are important to the people of Burlington.

“We are pleased to be hosting this important event with our partners.  BurlingtonGreen’s experience hosting the event for a previous municipal election, realized more than 300 attendees with positive feedback about how convenient it was to meet and ask questions of the many candidates at one location during a single evening. Our aim is to help the people of Burlington learn more about where candidates stand on various issues so they can make better informed decisions when they vote” said BurlingtonGreen Executive Director, Amy Schnurr.

The event will take place at NUVO Network (formerly Crossroads Centre) located at 1295 North Service Road in Burlington. Space for the highly anticipated event is limited, and BurlingtonGreen encourages the public to  register to avoid disappointment. Please visit burlingtongreen.org for registration details. BurlingtonGreen hosts green events encouraging attendees to carpool, use public transit, cycle, walk to and from the event.

About BurlingtonGreen:

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, not-for-profit environmental registered charity. Together with the community, they work to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and create a healthier, more environmentally responsible city. 

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Marwa Selim, Program Manager and Advocacy Coordinator, 

BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
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21.06
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2019


Burlington, ON - BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association would like to take this opportunity to comment on MPP McKenna’s article published on June 5, 2019. The article presents a case against implementing a carbon tax or a cap and trade model to reduce carbon emissions in Ontario. In the absence of either, it is unclear how the new plan, Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, will work effectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan proposes using public dollars to incentivize industry to reduce emissions rather than a polluter pays model and does not provide sufficient details of how the plan will achieve this. We argue that the funds generated from a robust polluter pays model or a carbon tax can be directed to incentives and subsidies for families, businesses and organizations across Ontario for green retrofits and the implementation of green measures that help Ontarians reduce their emissions.

Furthermore, in the matter of greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, Ontario must adopt more ambitious reduction targets if we are meet the IPCC report’s time frame of 11 years to limit a climate change catastrophe. Under the Paris Agreement, Canada has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Scientific developments are telling us that these targets are not ambitious enough, and Ontario must align with the recommendation in the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) latest report of keeping global warming to a maximum of 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. This calls for a greenhouse gas emissions reductions target of about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero around 2050.

In the face of this growing crisis, we appeal to all levels of government to set aside partisan politics and consider the fate of Canadians and to think carefully about the legacy it will leave future generations. True leadership begins with the courage to take the long view. The cost of doing anything less is too great a price to pay.


About BurlingtonGreen:

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, environmental registered charity. Together with the community, they work to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and create a healthier, more environmentally responsible city.

To learn more, visit their website at www.burlingtongreen.org


For media inquiries, please contact:


Marwa Selim,

Program Manager, BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association.

Phone: 289-681-5536

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