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Special Events!

BurlingtonGreen is proud to present this dual-component event every 2 to 3 years to inspire and empower audiences to take action to help the planet locally. Internationally renowned eco-heroes such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Robert Bateman, Severn & David Suzuki and Sharkwater's Rob Stewart have been brought to this event to inspire thousands.




On November 21st, 2017, we were THRILLED to present "Connect the Dots" in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, featuring the one and only Dr. David Suzuki who served as the keynote speaker for both the daytime Youth Eco-Summit as well as the evening public event.  Check out some of the highlights here.


 


Past Youth Summits & Eco-Awards

(Click the links to view Facebook photo albums of the events.)
 

  • 2017 – Youth Summit: "Connect the Dots", with guest speaker Dr. David Suzuki!
  • 2014Youth Summit: "Experience a Revolution", with guest speaker Rob Stewart, Canadian filmmaker and conservationist. Venue: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. 600+ students. Plus, an evening presentation by Rob open to the general public, including an eco-awards presentation, with a few hundred in attendance.
     
  • 2012Youth Summit with guest speaker Dr. Jane Goodall. Venue: Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  700 students from 72 schools. Plus an evening presentation by Dr. Goodall, including an eco-awards presentation, open to the general public.
     
  • 2011Youth Summit with guest speaker Severn Cullis Suzuki (via video feed from B.C.). Venue: RBG.  300+ students.
     
  • 2010Youth Summit. Venue: RBG. 300 students from 23 schools. Theme: Biodiversity.
     
  • 2009 – Youth Summit with guest speakers Robert Bateman, Joel Hilchey.  Venue: Robert Bateman High School. 400 students from 23 schools. Eco-Awards guest speaker/performer Sarah Harmer.