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07.05
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2018.

BURLINGTONGREEN CONTINUES THEIR 2018 ECO-FILM FESTIVAL WITH JANE

Burlington, ON – On Thursday, May 17th, BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with Burlington Central Library and Halton Green Screens, will present JANE, the second of five acclaimed films in their 2018 Eco-Film Festival series.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, JANE offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

“Transcends the boundaries of both nature films and biographies. Its epic elements of adventure, romance, and spiritual connection possess a sweep equal to any narrative film. Wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait that puts us right there with Goodall to share in her discoveries, propelled by the majestic sounds of  Philip Glass. This is a truly stirring legacy portrait.”
-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“BurlingtonGreen was honoured to bring Dr. Jane Goodall to Burlington in 2012 to inspire two sold-out audiences, and thus it is extra exciting for us to present this film as part of our year-long eco-film series”, said Amy Schnurr, Executive Director of BurlingtonGreen.

Space is limited and filling up quickly. Visit www.burlingtongreen.org to RSVP and view the film trailer.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm with film beginning at 6:30pm sharp - Event concludes at 8:30pm
Where: Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
Cost: $5 per person (free for BurlingtonGreen members)
BONUS! Free raffle with great eco-prizes!

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 complimentary refreshments provided by Nature's Emporium!

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. 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:
Ursula McClintock, Marketing & Events Coordinator
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile: 416-209-1634

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24.04
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2018

BURLINGTONGREEN AWARDED $615,300 OTF GROW GRANT TO GROW COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Burlington, ON – After last weekend’s ice storm, thankfully, this Saturday proved to be a lot better weather for Burlingtongreen’s tree-planting activities at Tuck Park marking Earth Day.  Local MPP Eleanor McMahon and Bruno St. Laurent, an Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, were on hand for the event and officially congratulated the group on receiving a three-year, $615,300 Grow grant in November. It was an opportunity for them to hear more about how the group will continue to build on the number of volunteers getting involved with eco-action activities in the area, thereby improving the health of the environment and impacting the lives of thousands.

“In the face of the immense environmental challenge of climate change, Earth Week and Earth Day are taking on more significance and importance every year. BurlingtonGreen has been a champion and a leader for collective action against climate change and an important vehicle for environmental sustainability in our community. I’m thrilled that our government is investing $615,300 to support its eco-action activities, like today’s Clean Up Green Up event, that make a positive and measurable impact on the health of our environment, and give residents ‎in Burlington the opportunity to contribute to and make a difference in our community.”

The funding will contribute to more than 6,000 volunteers gaining knowledge and skill development in environmental stewardship along with direct environmental benefits of land, water and air pollution reductions, local climate change mitigation measures and improvement of local biodiversity. Building on the effectiveness of their solution-focused approach of linking people to opportunities for positive change, the funding will be used to grow participation and the impact for three eco-action areas; city-wide litter clean ups, waste management at events, and community tree planting.  

“As Burlington’s population grows, so too do the implications for the health of the environment, and it is critical that more people throughout the city become actively involved in becoming stewards for the local environment.  A decade of experience has reinforced that when hands-on rewarding opportunities are provided, community members will and do come together to make positive change happen,” said Executive Director, Amy Schnurr.

As Burlington’s not-for-profit environmental organization wraps up their first decade providing the largest presence of environment-related programming, services and impact in the city of Burlington, the timing could not be more perfect for the award-winning agency to receive essential funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation:  
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. Ontario Trillium Foundation

About BurlingtonGreen:  

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is recognized as an award-winning leader in environmental sustainability. Both non-partisan and not-for-profit, BurlingtonGreen provides the largest presence of environment-related programming, services and impact in the City of Burlington. 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.

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

For media inquiries, please contact: Ursula McClintock, Marketing & Events Coordinator
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile: 416-209-1634

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20.04
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2018.

BURLINGTONGREEN INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO GREEN UP TUCK PARK!

There’s only one more day until BurlingtonGreen’s Green Up tree planting event at Tuck Park! Taking place from 1pm - 4pm, over 100 people have committed to spending the day growing Burlington’s urban canopy and engaging with their environment.

The Green Up tree planting event is a partnership with the City of Burlington, who have confirmed that the conditions are fine for proceeding with the planting this Saturday afternoon. Please dress for the weather and be ready to get in the dirt! If possible, the City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels.

Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Nature's Emporium will be available while quantities last and terrific Eco-prizes and gift cards courtesy of the Burlington Mall will be available to win via a free prize draw too!

With the city wide Community Clean Up already underway this week, we are excited to announce that the event has been extending into next week! We already have more than 13,000 people participating, and encourage more to get involved as the weather warms up. This is a fantastic opportunity to take pictures of our community with the environment, making their homes a greener place to live!

For more information and to register your group, please visit www.burlingtongreen.org. Together we make a difference!

About BurlingtonGreen:

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is a citizen-led, not-for-profit environmental agency. 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:
Ursula McClintock, Marketing & Events Coordinator
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Phone: 416-209-1634
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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