Speak Up Archives

Speak Up Archives

Below you will find a list of the many issues BurlingtonGreen has advocated on to date:

  • November 2, 2022: BG joins over Seventy Health and Environment Groups Call on Canada to Tackle Logging Emissions –here

  • October, 2022: Municipal Election – BG provides local resources and surveys candidates – here

  • August 10, 2022: BG joins 60 groups across Ontario to call on leaders to advance the establishment of new National Marine Conservation Areas in the Great Lakes, starting with Lake Ontario – here

  • July 13, 2022: BG joins 89 other groups calling for climate change adaptation strategy focused on nature- here

  • May, 2022: Provincial Election – resources and candidate responses to our questions here

  • April 13, 2022: BG Executive Director delegates before Halton Region Council regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment, which implements the results of the Integrated Growth Management Strategy and Regional Council’s direction to accommodate population and employment growth within Halton’s existing Regional Urban Boundary to 2041 and to develop a framework for planning for growth from 2041 to 2051.

  • April 7, 2022: BG Executive Director delegates in support of Burlington City Council supporting a Bird-Friendly city certification and action plan. A WIN for our feathered friends & the environment!

  • February 28, 2022: BG Executive Director submits input to City regarding proposed changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw.

  • February 28, 2022: Joint submission on Environmental Assessment requirements for proposed “advanced recycling” facilities.

  • February 16, 2022: A WIN! A Halton Council vote of 15-9 in support of locking the urban boundary from needless sprawl to 2041! BurlingtonGreen delegated at Regional Council and submitted input  as part of collective efforts to  protect 5200 acres of farmland.
     
  • February 10, 2022: BurlingtonGreen signs on to support new Reform Gravel Mining Coalition DAMN! campaign.

  • February 5, 2022: BurlingtonGreen volunteers and local residents join Stop Sprawl Halton rally in Burlington, to spread awareness about the 5200+ acres of irreplaceable farmland at risk in Halton
  • January 27, 2022: BG’s Executive Director Amy Schnurr & Burlington Community Climate Action Hub Founding member, Jane Jenner call for community support to protect at risk Halton Farmland – see published letter here.

  • January 10, 2022: Learning of the potential 5000+ acres of primary Halton farmland, and green space at risk due to Halton Region’s Preferred Growth Concept, BurlingtonGreen submitted a letter to Burlington’s Mayor and Council Members seeking their support to reject the proposed plan. You can read the input here.
     
  • January 7, 2022:  PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Lands) and BurlingtonGreen team up to send a letter to Burlington’s Mayor and Councillors regarding the Cedar Springs New Natural Gas Pipeline. You can read the letter here.
  • November, 2021:  BG joins Nature Canada and organizations across Canada calling on the federal government to make its’ commitment  to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 a reality. This includes action on establishing protected areas, supporting Indigenous-led conservation, restoring nature and advancing environmental justice. Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

  • November 2, 2021: Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau  re: COP26 leadership for action on climate change (published in various media online and print outlets)

  • September 15: BG’s Executive Director delegates to Halton Region Council regarding the proposed expansion to the Nelson Aggregate Co. quarry in Burlington. See delegation notes here.

  • September 2021: BG produces a variety of federal election resources including videos capturing local candidate responses to our top 3 questions.

  • September 8: BG co-moderates 100 Debates for the Environment-Burlington to hear the views of local federal election candidates

  • September 8: BG joins more than 60 communities across Canada, hosting a peaceful rally to speak up for immediate government action to address the escalating climate emergency.

  • May 17: BG launches the BCCAH (Burlington Community Climate Action Hub) -a resident-driven, non-partisan community movement focused on local action on climate change.

  • April 30: BG participates in Roundtable on the Environment and Climate Change hosted by Honourable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington

  • March 20: BG and our Youth Eco-Network join residents and groups across the GTHA in a peaceful rally to speak up for the protection of wetlands, woodlands and farmlands at risk due to the proposed Highway 413.

  • February 17: BG delegates to Halton Region Council in support of extending the public consultation period for the Regional Official Plan Review. Click here to read the delegation.

  • February 17: BG endorses Environmental Defence Canada’s report on how to best move forward with expansion to the Greenbelt. Click here to read the report.

  • February 11: BG joins 29 non-governmental organizations across Canada in sending a letter to the federal government on plastic pollution and the need to add “plastic manufactured items” to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Click here to read the letter.

  • February 10, 2021: BG participates in a roundtable discussion regarding the Provincial Budget and environmental priorities, hosted by MPP Jane McKenna.

  • November 25: BG’s letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry in Opposition to the Nelson Aggregate Application.

  • November 19: BG’s Opposition to the Government of Ontario’s Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities ActLetter to MPP Jane McKenna here and MPP Effie J. Triantafilopoulos here.

  • November 16: BG’s Executive Director provides input to the City’s Vision to Focus Strategic Plan revisit. See slide deck and follow up recommendations.

  • November 8: Proposed Motion to Burlington Council calling on the Government of Ontario to phase out gas-fired power plants by 2030 – here.

  • October 30: BurlingtonGreen high-level input re: Halton Region’s Official Plan Review here.

  • September 25: BurlingtonGreen Youth Network joins others local groups in organizing a ‘shoe rally’ at City Hall. 234 people shared their shoes to represent their support for climate action as part of Fridays for Future.

  • Aug 28: BurlingtonGreen provides input on the recommended modifications to the downtown policies in the adopted Official Plan. Click here to read our comments.

  • Aug 25: BurlingtonGreen opposes Nelson Aggregates proposed quarry expansion as outlined in our letter here.

  • Aug 24: BurlingtonGreen joins other organizations opposed to the GTA West Highway. See issue details here.
  • Aug 24: BurlingtonGreen joins 51 groups in calling on the Ontario government to fix the Blue Box and eliminate packaging waste. Click here to read the joint statement.

  • July 28: BurlingtonGreen teamed up with 84 organizations to speak up against the proposed amendments to the Growth Plan to allow aggregate extraction in threatened and endangered species habitat in the Natural Heritage System of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. You can read the letter to Minister Steve Clark, here.

  • July 16: BurlingtonGreen provides comments on the proposed Options for a Residential Deep Energy Retrofit Program. Click here to read our letter to Burlington City Council.

  • June 1: BurlingtonGreen joins regional environmental groups in calling on the provincial and federal governments to meet our Paris Agreement targets post COVID. Click here to read the letter to Premier Ford and here to read the letter to the Prime Minister.

  • April 27: BurlingtonGreen joins 111 organizations in calling on the Province to retain the current mandate of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. Click here to read the letter to Premier Ford.

  • April 8: BurlingtonGreen provides comments to the Province on the proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act ERO-019-1303. Click here to read our full submission.

  • March 9: BurlingtonGreen delegates on the climate action plan for Burlington. Click here to read the full submission or watch it here at the 2:41:33 mark.

  • February 18: BurlingtonGreen provides comments to the Province on Discussion Paper Managing Forest Pests in Ontario – ERO-019-1005. Click here to read our full submission.

  • February 18: BurlingtonGreen provides comments to the Province on the proposed revisions to Forest Manuals ERO-19-0715. Click here to read our full submission.

  • February 18: BurlingtonGreen provides comments to the Province on the proposed revisions to Ontario’s Independent Forest Audit Regulation ERO-019-1006. Click here to read our full submission.

  • February 18: BurlingtonGreen provides comments to the Province on the proposed amendments to Forest Management Regulations Regulation 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act ERO-019-0961. Click here to read our full submission.

  • February 5: BurlingtonGreen provides comments on Ontario’s proposed Forest Sector Strategy. Click here to read our full submission.
  • January 29: BurlingtonGreen provides input to Burlington’s proposed climate action plan. Click here to read the full submission.

  • December 16: BurlingtonGreen delegation to Council regarding city-wide tree protection bylaw – Speaking notes here. Victory! Majority vote for the establishment of a bylaw.

  • December 11: BurlingtonGreen’s comments on the proposed 2020 City Budget. Click here to read our comments.

  • December 2: Delegation to Burlington Council regarding city-wide tree protection bylaw –Video link ( see 2.17 on list/9.34 min mark).

  • December 2: Delegation to Burlington Council regarding the proposed Climate Action Plan – See speaking notes here.

  • June 17: Executive Director Amy Schnurr delegates to Burlington Council regarding adding an “Environmental Impacts” section to City reports in addition to expanding the Roseland private tree by-law pilot. See speaking notes here.

  • June 10: Delegation to Burlington Council regarding the climate action update report – See speaking notes here.

  • May 31: BurlingtonGreen provides input on Halton Region’s Strategic Business Plan (2019-2022). Click here to read the full submission.

  • May 1: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on Aggregate Reform. Click here to read the full submission.

  • April 23: Delegation to Burlington Council regarding climate emergency declaration – See speaking notes here.

  • April 19: Open letter to Burlington’s Mayor and Council regarding the importance of declaring a climate emergency for the city – See letter here.

  • April 18: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on a discussion paper on Reducing Litter and Waste in our Communities. Click here to read the full submission.

  • March 26: BurlingtonGreen provides recommendations to Burlington’s Council on a Made In Burlington Climate Action Strategy that recognizes the City’s environmental challenges and proposes actions to address them. Click here to read the full submission.

  • February 28: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. Click here to read the full submission.

  • January 25: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Click here to read the full submission.

  • January 18: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. Click here to read the full submission. 

  • November 15, 2018: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on a Made in Ontario Climate Change Plan. Click here to read the full submission.

  • October 11: BurlingtonGreen provides input to the Province on Bill 4 – Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018. Click here to read the full submission.

  • October 3: BurlingtonGreen was pleased to host al All Candidates Meet and Greet and Mayoral Debate in partnership with NUVO Network.

  • October 2: BurlingtonGreen Youth Leadership Council received a letter from Minister Catherine McKenna in regards to their submission on Moving Canada towards Zero Waste. Click here to read the full letter.

  • August 28: BurlingtonGreen’s response to MPP McKenna’s piece in the Burlington Post on the cancellation of Cap and Trade. Click here to read our full response.

  • August 1: BurlingtonGreen Youth Leadership Council provides input to Environment and Climate Change Canada on Moving Canada towards Zero Waste. Click here to read the full letter.

  • June 25: BurlingtonGreen sends MPP-elect Jane McKenna a congratulatory letter and invites the MPP-elect for a meeting to discuss environmental priorities in Burlington. Click here to read the full letter.

  • June 4: BurlingtonGreen’s advocacy committee member, Jane Jenner, delegates to Burlington Council regarding the Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot, and the need for tree protection across the City. Click here to read the delegation.

  • May 10: BurlingtonGreen’s Board President, Gloria Reid delegates to Burlington Council regarding the proposed marina at Lasalle Park and the threat to the Trumpeter Swan’s habitat. Click here to read the presentation.

  • April 6: BurlingtonGreen receives a Notice of Decision from MNRF on it’s Application for Review regarding the Aldershot Quarry. Click here for the full response.

  • March 12: BurlingtonGreen’s follow up letter to Council on 901 Guelph Line land conversion decision – here.

  • February 27: BurlingtonGreen delegates to Burlington Council regarding the Draft Official Plan, and the need for policies that encourage the development of smart and complete communities. Click here for the presentation and here for our address to Council.

  • January 14: BurlingtonGreen’s Position on Proposed Mixed-Use Community at 901 Guelph Line – here.

  • November 30, 2017: BurlingtonGreen’s Board President, Gloria Reid delegates to Burlington Council regarding the Draft Official Plan. Click here for the presentation.

  • September 11: BurlingtonGreen’s Board President, Gloria Reid delegates to Burlington Council regarding the Draft Official Plan report. See 24 minute mark on the webcast here.

  • August 21: BurlingtonGreen’s input to proposed requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector through changes to the Building Code. Document here.
  • June 30: BurlingtonGreen’s input to the City regarding the Draft Official Plan. Input document here.

  • March 12: BurlingtonGreen Volunteer/Member Jane Jenner’s letter to the Hamilton Spectator regarding a proposal to cut annual U.S. federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. Letter here.

  • March 6: BurlingtonGreen’s letter to City Council & Staff on the need to secure solid green space preservation policies in the City’s new Official Plan, to ensure is in line with the overall 25-year Strategic Plan vision of a greener city. Letter here.

  • Dec. 15,2016: BurlingtonGreen’s input to the Government of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan here (heat pumps, EVs, rebates).

  • Oct. 31: BurlingtonGreen’s letter on the proposed Blue Water Place/Avondale townhouse development here. Burlington Waterfront’s delegation here. Coverage of City meeting and decision to aim for ‘gentle intensification’ here (Burlington Post).

  • Oct. 31: BurlingtonGreen’s input to the 2017 federal budget. Submission here.

  • Oct. 26: BG submitted written input to Ontario’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review, supporting the movement to ‘Grow our Greenbelt’ and protect water sources and farmland. Submission here.

  • Oct. 18: BG participated in a ‘Blue Dot / EBR Review’ rally at Queen’s Park, along several other local groups, plus the Blue Dot organization, David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, and Dr. David Suzuki. BG actively promoted the Blue Dot/EBR campaign for the past several months.

  • Sept. 12: BG’s delegation to the City C&CS Committee considering LaSalle Park Marina Expansion, in light of latest finance report. Video (LaSalle Park topic begins at 5:37:00; BG’s delegation begins at 6:53:00).  Written submission here.

  • May 5: BG letter to the editor (Hamilton Spectator) on LaSalle Park Marina expansion, in follow-up to a recent article.  – BG letter here. Published in Hamilton Spectator May 11 here.

  • April 18: BG’s delegation to the City C&CS Committee as it considers a letter of support to LaSalle Park Marina to seek expansion funding at the federal and provincial levels.

  • March 22: BurlingtonGreen’s delegation to the City on proposed New Street cycling infrastructure (between Guelph Line & Martha) – Text here.

  • March 22: BurlingtonGreen’s delegation to the City on the proposed Roseland Tree By-law pilot – Text here.

  • March 21: BurlingtonGreen’s written submission on the City’s revised draft of the Strategic Plan – Text here.

  • February 17: BurlingtonGreen’s delegation to the City on the Community Energy Plan, Phase 2 – Community Energy study – Text & video link here.

  • January 11: BurlingtonGreen’s input regarding the City’s Draft Strategic Plan 2015-2040 – here.
  • Nov. 12, 2015 – BurlingtonGreen’s open letter to Burlington’s new MPs – here.

  • Sep. 14, 2015 – BG input Regarding the Feasibility of Creating a By-law Prohibiting the Feeding of Wildlife – here.

  • July 28, 2015 – BG response re: Lasalle Park Marina proposal – media release.

  • July 7, 2015 – BG input regarding the City of Burlington’s Transportation Master Plan presentation – here.

  • June 14, 2015 – BG endorsement of the City’s adoption of the Blue Dot Movement: Declaration for Right to a Healthy Environment – here.

  • June 14, 2015 – BG letter re: City of Burlington’s proposed community garden at Maple Park – here.

  • June 14, 2015 – BG letter re: Endorsement of the 2014 Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Project Progress Report- here.

  • June 14, 2015 – BG letter re: Endorsement of the Burlington State of the Environment Report – here.

  • May 21, 2015 – Progress Report to Burlington Council regarding BG’s Greenprint for the Future program – here.

  •  April 7, 2015 – BG input to City of Burlington re: Coyote Management – here.

  • Spring, 2015 – City of Burlington’s Strategic Plan input – here.

  • January 19, 2015 – delegation to City Council regarding the proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law amendment for 374 Martha Street and a proposed Development Permit System for Burlington – here.
  • Municipal Election 2014 – BurlingtonGreen prepared a questionnaire focusing on local environmental topics and distributed it to registered candidates.You can review the results here.

  • June 9, 2014 – delegation to City Council regarding the review of the Burlington Transit Advisory Committee here.

  • May 2014 – RBGC (Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition) delegation to D&I Committee regarding Report PB 38-14 “Official Plan Review: Mount Nemo Public Consultation and Next Steps” here.

  • April 14, 2014 – delegation to City Council Committee regarding Burlington’s Transportation Master Plan here.

  • January 14, 2014 – delegation at City Committee meeting regarding input to the Community Energy Plan here.
  • November 4, 2013 – letter to the NGTA Study Team from the Stop the Escarpment Highway Coalition of which BurlingtonGreen is a member here.

  • November 4, 2013 – BurlingtonGreen volunteer Vanessa Warren delegated to Burlington Council in opposition of the LaSalle Park Marina’s request for additional funding support for their marina expansion proposal. You can read the delegation presentation here.

  • August 26, 2013 – On behalf of our collective listed below, Michael Jones (BurlingtonGreen volunteer and citizen of Burlington), requested a Part II order. You can read it here.

  • August 2, 2013 – comments and requests submitted by BurlingtonGreen to the National Energy Board regarding the Line 9 pipeline proposal here.

  • July, 2013 – shared submission of Oakvillegreen, BurlingtonGreen, Miltongreen and the Trumpeter Swan Restoration Group about the LaSalle Park Marina expansion proposal Environmental Study report here.

  • July 8 & 15 & 17, 2013 – BurlingtonGreen delegates at City Hall regarding request for private property tree bylaw.You can read Failed Democracy at City Hall on Private Tree By-law Issue media release here.
    Colin Brock (BurlingtonGreen Board of Directors) went back to delegate to Council on July 15th to address Council’s questions and concerns raised on July 8. 
    BurlingtonGreen letter to Council, July 17 here.

  • May 27, 2013 – tree removal at Mountainside Park letter to Council here.

  • May 21, 2013 – removal of 60 mature trees at City View Park. You can see a follow-up letter from BurlingtonGreen to Council here.

  • May 21, 2013 – delegation at City Hall regarding Endangered Species Act and Conservation Halton watershed report card (here).

  • May 21, 2013, the Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition of which BurlingtonGreen is a member delegated to Burlington Council to express their concerns and requests for action regarding the continued dumping of unknown fill at north Burlington’s airpark property. Learn more about the RBGC and the Airpark issue on their facebook page here.

  • March 25, 2013 – delegation at City Hall regarding Enbridge Line 9 Pipeline proposal here.

  • March 21, 2013 – letter submission to Conservation Halton Board regarding Enbridge Line 9 Pipeline proposal (letter).

  • Feb 26, 2013 – delegation at City Hall re: transit (delegation).

  • Feb 19, 2013 – Letter to Burlington leaders re: Enbridge pipeline proposal (letter).

  • Jan 9, 2013 – Input to City re: Artificial Turf Strategy report (email).

  • Jan 8 , 2013 – letter to Minister of the Environment re: proposed Enbridge Pipeline project (letter).
  • December 4, 2012 – Letter to City Council to follow up on committee discussion of Enbridge Line 9b NEB application here.

  • November 26, 2012 Submission to the City regarding Official Plan Workplan Review here.

  • November 22, 2012 – letter to the Hon. James Bradley, Ministry of the Environment from the Ontario Zero Waste Coalition of which BurlingtonGreen is a member – here.

  • November 14, 2012 – delegation re: input on City’s Urban Forest Management Plan here.

  • August 17, 2012 – follow up letter to the Burlington Post re: tree protection in Burlington here.

  • July 9 , 2012 – letter to Council regarding recommendation to cancel Waterfront Protection Advisory Committee here.

  • June 11, 2012 – letter to Council regarding cancellation of pier wind turbine here.

  • May 30, 2012 – letter to Council regarding pier wind turbine facts here.

  • April 30, 2012 – delegation to Council regarding cancellation of pier wind turbine here.

  • April 10, 2012 – Community Energy Plan here.

  • March 19, 2012 – delegation to Council regarding redirection of funds from transit to road paving here.

  • January 13, 2012 – letter to Council regarding Drury Lane pedestrian bridge to support a pedestrian friendly city here.

  • January 10, 2012 – BurlingtonGreen letter to Burlington Mayor & Council requesting support to stop the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) to fluoridate public drinking water here.
  • December 19, 2011 – BurlingtonGreen input to City of Burlington regarding surplus school lands here.

  • December 14, 2011 – Halton Regional Council Meeting: Stop Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) – here.

  • December 12, 2011 – Ontario Zero Waste Coalition letter to the Premier of Ontario – here.

  • November 15, 2011 – Input regarding City of Burlington’s Green Procurement Policy – here.

  • October 25, 2011 – School Surplus Site Draft Criteria – here.

  • September 28, 2011 – Ontario Zero Waste Coalition letter to Provincial election candidates – here.

  • September 26, 2011 – comments submitted to City of Burlington regarding Draft Strategic Plan document – here.

  • August 31, 2011 – follow-up delegation to Burlington Council regarding Community Garden partnership proposal – here.

  • May 31, 2011 – delegation to Burlington Council regarding Draft Strategic Land Acquisition Policy – here.

  • May 31, 2011 – delegation to Burlington Council regarding Community Energy – here.

  • April 20, 2011 – delegation re: Burlington Beach Master Plan Review Workplan – here.

  • March 28, 2011 – delegation (originally to be presented March 7) to Burlington Council regarding financial support for Randle Reef Clean-up – here.

  • March 21, 2011 – (artificial turf continued) Response letter to BurlingtonGreen from City staff – here (note: Council votes in support of staff recommendation to proceed with artificial turf installation at Norton Park).

  • March 20, 2011 – Letter to City Staff and members of Council regarding Council’s March 9 unanimous support to proceed with installation of artificial turf at Norton Park – here.

  • March 17, 2011 – Coalition letter to Halton Councillors regarding fluoride in municipal waters – here.

  • March 9, 2011 – Letter to City Staff, Mayor and members of council following up on January 20 letter (above) regarding staff recommendation to install artificial turf at Norton Park – here.

  • March 7, 2011 – BrightSky Power presentation to CDC regarding State of the Environment IV energy related recommendation – Powerpoint slides.

  • March 7, 2011 – presentation to Burlington Community Development Committee regarding State of the Environment IV prepared by the Sustainable Development Committee – here.

  • January 20, 2011 – letter to City staff, Mayor and members of Council regarding need for more research and citizen engagement regarding artificial turf use in Burlington – here.

  • January, 2011 -presentation to Burlington Council regarding Burlington suggestions for strategic planning process – presentation.

  • January 3, 2011 – letter to Regional Council regarding removal of fluoride from Halton Region water – here.
  • November 17, 2010 – Update on the Process to Develop Halton Regional Council’s 2011 – 2014 Strategic Work Plan – here.

  • October 29, 2010 – Eco-fees letter to the Province here.

  • August, 2010 – Rules Proposed for Off-Shore Wind Turbines – letter to Province here.

  • July 12 week – collection of comments submitted re: Climate Change Summit, Quarterly Environment report, Clean Air Council Declaration, smoking ban on outdoor properties and the Ministry of Transportation’s proposed Niagara to GTA Corridor. See here.

  • June 23, 2010 – presentation to City of Burlington Community Services Committee regarding the proposed Urban Forest Management Plan – here.

  • April 19, 2010 – presentation to City of Burlington Community Development Committee regarding the promotion of Sustainable Building Features for private development – here.

  • April 19, 2010 – presentation to City of Burlington Community Development Committee in support of City signing Declaration and taking action on Countdown to Save Biodiversity – here.

  • April 19, 2010 – presentation to City of Burlington Community Development Committee in support of Corporate Sustainability Building Policy – here.

  • March 31, 2010 – letter forwarded to members of Council regarding proposed Emerald Ash Borer treatment process – here.

  • March 29, 2010 –  presentation to City of Burlington Community Development Committee in support of a downtown market to support local food initiative – here.

  • March 24, 2010 – presentation to Region of Halton Admin & Finance Committee regarding Renewable Energy Co-op initiative – here.

  • March 19, 2010 – letter to Burlington’s Budget & Corporate Services Committee regarding funding support for Zero Waste program – here.

  • Feb 9, 2010 – presentation at City Hall supporting the recommendation to restrict the sale of bottled water at city facilities – here.

  • Jan 31, 2010 – Submission to Minister of Environment re: Waste Diversion Act – here and here.

  • Jan 18, 2010 – Delegation regarding Cootes Paradise preservation strategy – here.

  • Jan 18, 2010 – letter of support for proposed Citizens Advisory Committee for the Waterfront – here.

  • Jan, 2010 – Joint Submission on Niagara to GTA Corridor and Environmental Assessment Study – here.
  • Dec 9, 2009 -presentation to the Halton District School Board regarding their decision to sell the parklands at General Brock/Gary Allan school; presentation and delegation to City of Burlington regarding acquisition of property – here.

  • Dec 9, 2009 – advocated for stronger environmental assessment & sustainable planning for the City of Burlington’s Parks, Rec & Cultural Master Plan – here.

  • Dec 7, 2009 – presentationto adopt zero waste policies at the City of Burlington – here.

  • Dec 7, 2009 – delegated to members of Council regarding a proposal to introduce an outdoor eco-market in downtown Burlington – here.

  • Dec 2009 – presentation to the PPW Committee at the Region of Halton to call for a strong Natural Heritage System (Map 1) and higher residential densities regarding ROPA 38 (Regional Official Plan Amendment) – here and here.

  • Oct 28, 2009 – delegated and letter writing to the City, Region, Conservation Halton and the Niagara Escarpment Commission supporting PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Lands), initiative to stop the Nelson quarry expansion application – here.

  • Oct 6, 2009 – letter to MP Wallace re: Conservative Government’s rejection of Bill C-311 Climate Change Accountability Act – here.

  • Jul 9, 2009 – delegated to City Council about the environmental implications of developing the waterfront with high-rise towers – here.

  • Jun 24, 2009 – changes in Provincial Ministry of Education legislation to support the protection of school site community green space – here.

  • Apr 14, 2009 – advocated for the ban of bottled water at all city facilities and events (unanimously supported by Council – policy pending) – see here.

  • Mar 3, 2009 – delegated to City of Burlington members of Council to reject the staff recommendation to remove support for the introduction of a Community Action Summit for Climate Change from the budget – here.

  • Feb 15, 2009 –  bulletin call to action to Province of Ontario re: delay in Pesticide legislation – here.

  • Presentation regarding Appleby Ice Surface Expansion Report – here.
  • Sept. 29, 2008 – advocated for stronger, measurable sustainable guiding principles for the proposed Sustainable Halton growth plan – here.

  • June 8, 2008 – presentation to Burlington Council regarding the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund for at risk greenspace to ensure the associated bylaw would reflect the intent – here.

  • May 28, 2008 – advocated for all development costs incurred by the Region be included in the Development charges paid by developers and not the taxpayers – here.

  • Feb 5, 2008 – recommendations for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver or higher certification and CO2 controls for the proposed Performing Arts Centre – here.

  • Call to action in support of Halton Region’s waste reduction bylaw and bottom ash proposal – here.

  • Recommendations to Burlington and Regional Council for the establishment of a Mount Nemo Heritage System to protect “one of the most diverse and highly functioning ecosystems in the GTA” – here.
  • December 19, 2007 – Letter on the need for a carrying capacity study prior to determining acceptable growth targets for Halton – here.

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