Let’s Live Green!

Burlington Sustainable Development Committee members.
Burlington Sustainable Development Committee members.

Thank you to the Awareness Subcommittee members of the Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee for helping to plan a great Let’s Live Green event. Thank you also to the exhibitors and presenters who provided practical information about how we can all do our part to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are a few highlights that you might have missed:

  • Engaging our community, including our youth, in local sustainability issues.
    Engaging residents on the Community Energy Plan.
    Suggestions from local residents to ‘green’ our community.

    Trying out the retro viewers as part of the new draft Official Plan.
    Using RetroViewers to see what Uptown Burlington (Appleby Line & Upper Middle Road area) could look like in future.

 

  • Using your own power to make a smoothie; a workout and snack at the same time!
Pedal and make a smoothie. Wow!
Mayor Goldring pedals a bike to make a delicious smoothie.

 

  • Electric vehicle test drives, chatting with EV owners about their experiences, a driving simulator for an eco-friendly driver rating, checking out car share vehicles, and playing a bean bag toss game with Smart Commute staff for a chance to win prizes.
Community CarShare's display
Community CarShare’s display.

 

Smart Commute
Be a smart commuter. Carpool.
  • Speaking with industry experts about how to ‘green’ buildings and renovations.
Building for a low-carbon future naturally with Fourth Pig Green and Natural Construction.
Building for a low-carbon future naturally with Fourth Pig Green and Natural Construction.

 

It's easy being green with Sustainable. TO Architecture + Building.
It’s easy being green with Sustainable. TO Architecture + Building.

 

  • Finding out how to reduce your energy bills.
Union Gas staff discussed how to manage your energy and improve your returns.
Union Gas staff discussed how to manage your energy and improve your returns.

 

Tips and coupons to save on energy and bills with Burlington Hydro.
Tips and coupons to save on energy bills with Burlington Hydro.

 

  • Installing solar panels with Grasshopper Solar or investing in solar with Solar Share Co-operative.
    Grasshopper Solar
    Grasshopper Solar at the Let’s Live Green event.

     

  • Reducing the risk of basement flooding.
Reduce your risk of basement flooding and learn more about environmental health.
Reduce the risk of basement flooding and learn more about environmental health.

 

  • Learning about rain gardens with Rain Gardens United and the City of Burlington.
Rain Gardens United
Learning about low impact development and rain garden tours.

 

School Rain Garden Construction and Climate Change Education Project.
School Rain Garden Construction and Climate Change Education Project.

 

  • Amazing presentations, most of which are available at www.burlington.ca/sdc.

    Presentation schedule at the Let's Live Green event.
    Presentation schedule at the Let’s Live Green event.

Once again, thank you to all exhibitors and presenters* for taking action and attending the Let’s Live Green event. Collectively, we can make a difference to improve our local environment.

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