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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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09.11
Parent Category: News

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2016

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– BurlingtonGreen had the honour of being at Queen's Park on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, with Dr. David Suzuki and several other local environmental groups, including  Oakvillegreen, MiltonGreen, Halton Environmental Network (HEN), and local Blue Dot organizations.

The purpose of the event was to draw attention to the need to strengthen Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), with the inclusion of Blue Dot rights – the right to clean air and water, safe food, and a stable climate. The Government of Ontario opened the EBR for review and public comment for 120 days this past summer, concluding on November 8.

Over 13,000 Ontarians have expressed support and joined the movement, led by David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, to strengthen Ontario's EBR. Under the current EBR, Ontarians have the right to know about pollutants released to the environment, but don't have substantive rights to be protected from them.

Several of the public's comment cards were relayed to Dr. Suzuki at the event for later presentation to government. Watch for further news from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Government of Ontario in the weeks ahead.

Several municipalities in Ontario, including Burlington, have made Blue Dot declarations to date. Ontario has made several important steps forward on the environment in recent years, and BurlingtonGreen hopes Ontario will continue on its path of environmental leadership and enshrine Blue Dot rights at the provincial level.

“In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.”  –J.C. Sawhill

Learn more at burlingtongreen.org and bluedot.ca

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, Tel: 905-466-2171 or email here.

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26.09
Parent Category: News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 26, 2016

Six Golden Horseshoe Environmental Groups Join Forces to Encourage Ontario to Strengthen our Environmental Bill of Rights

Six environmental groups in Hamilton and Halton, including Environment Hamilton, Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, BurlingtonGreen, MiltonGreen Environmental Association, the Halton Environmental Network, and the Hamilton Blue Dot Committee, are joining forces in encouraging the Ontario government to strengthen the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), to recognize and protect citizens’ rights to a healthy environment.

The EBR, legislation passed in 1993 that outlines environmental rights in the province, is currently under review. The Golden Horseshoe Six are telling Ontario to not waste this important chance to give every Ontario resident the legal tools they need to protect their rights to clean air and water, safe food, a stable climate and healthy ecosystems. The six groups are calling on their communities in Halton and Hamilton to show their support for a stronger EBR by going to http://action2.davidsuzuki.org/ontario-ebr-review and telling the Ontario Government that they want substantive environmental rights in Ontario!

The Blue Dot movement, a national campaign to advance legal recognition of every Canadian’s right to a healthy environment, launched in 2015 by the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, has mobilized tens of thousands of Canadians to urge their governments to take action to recognize every human’s right to clean air, clean water, clean earth, clean energy.  More than 130 municipalities, including Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton, and over 50 others in Ontario, have passed declarations in support of this movement.

The Golden Horseshoe Six, the Halton and Hamilton unified groups supporting this initiative will be joining Dr. David Suzuki at Queen`s Park on October 18th, to raise awareness of their urgent request to legally establish citizens’ rights to a healthy environment for today and for generations to come.

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For more information in Burlington contact:

Amy Schnurr, Executive Director, BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association, Tel: 905-466-2171 or email here.