Youth Network

Youth Network

Are you between the ages of 14 – 24 and are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to learn how YOU can make a difference?

Whether you are a member of an eco-club, have a general interest in the environment, or want to know where to start, we want to hear from YOU!

Join us!

Who: Anyone between the ages of 14 to 24

What: Join us every other week to connect with other like-minded young people as we learn about local and global eco-issues and news, opportunities to help the planet and more. 

Youth Connect 4 Climate provides both online and in-person activities such as:

  • Special Guest Speakers 
  • Eco-film Screenings + post-film discussions
  • Hikes and Opportunities to Connect with Nature
  • Learning about Climate Change terms such as adaptation, mitigation, resiliency
  • Hands-on Habitat Restoration and Clean Up events
  • Invasive Plant Removals
  • Event Greening at Popular Burlington events
  • Special Events and Webinars
  • Volunteering for our Social Media Subcommittee

And more!

Where: Hybrid – some in person and some via  Zoom

When: Meetings –  4:30pm-6:30pm

Contact us if you have questions!


Upcoming meetings & events:


Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 -8:30 pm

Our next BGYN gathering will be online and combined with BG’s Ask An Arborist event, celebrating National Forest Week. We will meet on Zoom at 6:30 pm prior to the special event that will begin at 7:00 pm.

BGYN Zoom meeting link here, and you must RSVP at the button below to receive the event Zoom link.

BONUS! All Attendees will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a FREE tree!

Learn more and register today! 

Remember, all of our meetings and gatherings are open to anyone ages 14-24, so feel free to invite your friends!

Note: This meeting is eligible for volunteer hours. Ask us how!




Saturday, September 24, 9am-12pm

Our next in-person BGYN meeting will be combined with the upcoming TLC (Tree Loving Care) event hosted by BG and the City of Burlington Forestry Department. This year’s event will focus on completing a tree inventory, learning how to properly plant a tree, creating and scattering some native seed balls, and more.

BONUS: the first 20 registrants will receive a free tree to take home and plant! Please note: one tree per family or group or participating business.

We would love to see as many of you at this event as possible, so please make sure you register today!

Remember, all of our meetings and gatherings are open to anyone ages 14-24, so feel free to invite your friends!

Note: This meeting is eligible for volunteer hours. Ask us how!

Some Previous Guest speakers

Once a month, the BGYN is proud to host presentations from Special Guest Speakers, where attendees are able to learn about different career options in the environment sector, learn from diverse eco-journeys and engage with professionals to answer any questions on diverse topics.

See some of our previous Guest Speakers below and on our Instagram page here.


What members are saying about the BGYN:

More youth voices:

“My favourite things about the Network are collaborating with other youth and all the volunteer opportunities.”

“It’s the best way to meet with environmental club members from schools in Burlington to share ideas.”

“Being a part of the BGYN has been one of the best experiences of my life! I have learned so much, from both the youth and the facilitators of the group, about how to lead a sustainable lifestyle and make environmentally conscious decisions.”

“My experience as a BGYN member has been the absolute most motivating, empowering, educational and impactful volunteer opportunity I’ve ever had to date.”



BurlingtonGreen graciously thanks the following for their support of this program: