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08.05
Parent Category: News
For Immediate Release: May 8, 2017. 


Burlington, ON – On Wednesday, May 17th, BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with Burlington Central Library and Halton Green Screens, will present the second acclaimed film of their 2017 Eco-Film Festival series, Love Thy Nature.

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. Love Thy Nature is a visually stunning and informative film for all ages that will surely leave you in awe of the natural environment around us.

Following the film, special guest Andrew Hordyk from Arborwood Tree Service Inc. will share his story about growing up with a connection to nature and trees and the importance of today’s generation reconnecting with the natural world including nearby green space. Andrew will also be pleased to address “Ask the Arborist” questions from the audience!

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

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm with film beginning at 6:30pm sharp
Where: Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
Cost: $5 per person (free for BurlingtonGreen members)

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 their website at 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..
03.04
Parent Category: News
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2017.


Burlington, ON – The time has come to shake off the shackles of Winter and embrace a new, more forgiving outdoor season—Spring! If you’re ready to ditch the cabin fever once and for all, BurlingtonGreen has many upcoming activities for the whole family to get out and moving in the fresh air while helping the planet locally.

From April 17th to April 22nd, the local not-for-profit organization will host their annual Community Clean Up in partnership with the City of Burlington, with Gold level sponsorship by Cogeco and support from other community partners such as the Burlington Post. The take action event has become Burlington’s largest volunteer participation event in the city, and 2017 promises to be one of the biggest and best yet.

“To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and BurlingtonGreen’s 10 year anniversary, we have set an ambitious goal of 15,000 participants for this year’s Clean Up event. To achieve this we will need lots of schools and businesses to sign up to participate, along with families, community groups and organizations. For the 2013 event, we experienced the largest participation with 13,500 and we are hopeful that people throughout Burlington will demonstrate their commitment to help keep Burlington clean and beautiful by getting involved”, said Executive Director, Amy Schnurr.

To wrap up a week of cleaning up the city, BurlingtonGreen will be hosting their annual Eco-Fair Celebration from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Central Park Bandshell, in partnership with the Burlington Public Library where indoor activities will also be available. The family friendly event will include a delicious BBQ courtesy of Turtle Jack's (while supplies last), complimentary refreshments from Tim Hortons, live musical entertainment, eco-exhibitors and activities for kids.

The April 22nd Earth Day celebration will continue into the evening with a special film presentation of Time to Choose, an award winning documentary that shines a light on solutions for climate change. The event will take place at the Halton Hive at 7:00 pm with details and registration available at the BurlingtonGreen website.

This year the City of Burlington has asked BurlingtonGreen to participate and help spread the word about their 6 community tree planting events happening across the city on Saturday mornings from April 22 to June 3. These are great opportunities citizens of all ages to ‘spring into action’ to help grow our urban tree canopy! Registration is not required and tools will be provided to those that are unable to bring their own.

With many events on the horizon, Spring is going to be a busy (and fun) season in Burlington. BurlingtonGreen invites the community to get involved and become part of a shared journey to create a healthier environment for now and for the future.

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 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..
28.02
Parent Category: News

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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