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29.11
Parent Category: News
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 www.burlingtongreen.org.

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.
www.burlingtongreen.org

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.
www.davidsuzuki.org

For media inquiries, please contact:
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BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
27.11
Parent Category: News
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 www.burlingtongreen.org.

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 www.burlingtongreen.org

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..
06.11
Parent Category: News
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2017.


Burlington, ON – On Wednesday, November 15th, BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with Burlington Central Library and Halton Green Screens, will present the fifth and final acclaimed film of their 2017 Eco-Film Festival series, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.

How might your life be better with less?

Minimalism examines the many flavours of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

Plus, a special post-film presentation and Q&A with BurlingtonGreen's very own Kale Black!

Award-winning Environmentalist and Community Organizer, Kale will be sharing local resources and providing waste- reduction solutions so that every guest is able to turn the information and inspiration from this film into actions in their own lives.

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

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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 prizes included in admission price

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 dedicates the 2017 Eco-Film Festival 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.

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 www.burlingtongreen.org

For media inquiries, please contact: Rachel Jones, Marketing & Events Coordinator BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..