Electric and Sustainable Mobility in Burlington

Transportation (gas/diesel-powered vehicles) is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in Burlington. To help combat this, the City partnered with BurlingtonGreen, a local non-profit environmental organization, to complete our first community based Electric Mobility Strategy. It was important to work with an organization like BurlingtonGreen to develop a community-based plan and engage with … More Electric and Sustainable Mobility in Burlington

Burlington leading by example to reduce carbon footprint

Did you know that the City is working towards net carbon neutral operations by 2040? A pathway to achieve this Vision 2040 Strategic Plan goal is laid out in the Corporate Energy and Emissions Management Plan: 2019-2024 with progress reports presented to City Council every year. This post highlights some of the ongoing projects and … More Burlington leading by example to reduce carbon footprint

City Council Approves Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather

On July 12, 2022, Burlington City Council approved Burlington’s first climate adaptation plan called Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather. Background With this new plan, the City of Burlington is now addressing both aspects of climate change: Climate mitigation, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the … More City Council Approves Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather

Charge Your Ride!

The City is adding more EV (electric vehicle) charging stations to support electric mobility in our community. With funding support from TAF (The Atmospheric Fund), we are installing eight more charging stations each with two charging plugs at: Appleby Ice Centre (2 stations) Haber Community Centre/Norton Park Mainway Ice Centre Mountainside Community Centre Nelson Recreation … More Charge Your Ride!

Burlington’s first plan on climate adaptation before City Council in July

Burlington’s first plan on climate adaptation called Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather will be considered at the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) committee meeting on July 7, 2022. The plan was first presented as a draft to the EICS committee on May 5, 2022. Background … More Burlington’s first plan on climate adaptation before City Council in July

We want to hear from you about Burlington’s Electric Mobility Strategy – part 2!

Thank you to everyone who completed the community survey posted in March on getinvolvedburlington.ca/electric-mobility-strategy. Your contribution helped us understand the opportunities and barriers to supporting electric mobility in Burlington including EVs (electric vehicles), e-bikes or e-scooters (the stand-up kind). BurlingtonGreen and City staff have reviewed the results and also interviewed community stakeholders. Based on these … More We want to hear from you about Burlington’s Electric Mobility Strategy – part 2!

Burlington’s Urban Forest Master Plan Update: We Want To Hear From You!

The City of Burlington is currently updating and replacing the 2010 Urban Forest Management Plan with a new Urban Forest Master Plan. Background The updated Master Plan will provide strategic direction to manage the urban forest in response to new challenges including urban development, climate change and extreme weather, and invasive pests. The City of … More Burlington’s Urban Forest Master Plan Update: We Want To Hear From You!

Burlington is a Certified Bird Friendly City

In April 2022, Nature Canada announced that Burlington and Hamilton are Canada’s latest cities to be certified Bird Friendly City. This recognition could not have been achieved without the dedication of the volunteers and community groups that make up Bird Friendly Hamilton Burlington. What is a Bird Friendly City? The Bird Friendly City certification program … More Burlington is a Certified Bird Friendly City

Action on Climate Earth Day Event – Thank You

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The City of Burlington’s sustainability and forestry staff along with Burlington Hydro, Burlington Green and Plug’n Drive hosted the Action on Climate Earth Day event in the Central Arena parking lot. Thank you to the organizations who helped us make this a successful event and to … More Action on Climate Earth Day Event – Thank You

Review the Climate Resilient Burlington Draft Plan and Take Our Survey(s)

Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather is a plan about climate adaptation. Background The City of Burlington already has two plans about climate mitigation (to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change). They are the Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan: 2019-2024 and … More Review the Climate Resilient Burlington Draft Plan and Take Our Survey(s)

Join Us for the Action on Climate Earth Day Event

The City of Burlington and Burlington Hydro, with BurlingtonGreen and Plug’n Drive, are hosting Earth Day activities in the parking lot at Central Arena on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three initiatives, one location 1. MEET Electric Vehicle Experts The City and Burlington Hydro are sponsoring Plug’n Drive’s Mobile EV Education … More Join Us for the Action on Climate Earth Day Event

Create a healthy and environmentally friendly yard. Upcoming workshops and a rain barrel fundraiser!

Healthy Neighboursheds Conservation Halton is hosting their popular Healthy Neighboursheds homeowner workshop series this month. Register to attend one or all of the online sessions which cost $8 per session. All sessions take place on a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Getting Started! Learning to Go with the Flow – April 6, 2022 Find … More Create a healthy and environmentally friendly yard. Upcoming workshops and a rain barrel fundraiser!

Come MEET Plug’n Drive and Test Drive an EV

Are you interested in testing an Electric Vehicle (EV)? Plug’n Drive is coming to town with their MEET – Mobile Electric vehicle Education Trailer. They will have four different EV models available for test drives and EV specialists ready to answer all your questions in a sales-free, no pressure environment. Plug’n Drive MEET event details: … More Come MEET Plug’n Drive and Test Drive an EV

Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinars

Did you know that 98 percent of homes built before 2017 need to be retrofitted by 2050 for the cities of Burlington and Hamilton to reach their carbon reduction goals? If you are a homeowner interested in learning how to incorporate best practice energy-efficiency upgrades in home renovations that improve comfort, resilience, peace of mind, GHG reductions, … More Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinars

Electric Mobility – We want to hear from you!

Do you drive an electric vehicle (EV) or are you interested in buying one? Then check out the community survey on getinvolvedburlington.ca to tell us about your experience in owning an EV or your thoughts about purchasing one (or why you might not). If you have more of an interest in micro mobility (cycling and … More Electric Mobility – We want to hear from you!

How do I retire my gas-powered equipment?

On Aug. 5, 2021, we published ‘Mow green to lower emissions and noise’ to encourage Burlington residents to make the switch to battery powered and/or plug-in electric landscape equipment. Making the switch reduces greenhouse gas and air emissions and has the co-benefit of reducing noise pollution in our neighbourhoods. One of the questions that was … More How do I retire my gas-powered equipment?

Idling gets you nowhere. Turn your engines OFF!

Did you know that the City of Burlington has an idling control bylaw to limit unnecessary idling and that idling for more than one minute can result in a $120 ticket? Idling and Climate Change In April 2019, Burlington City Council passed a Climate Emergency Declaration “that Council and staff immediately increase the priority of … More Idling gets you nowhere. Turn your engines OFF!

Professional Development in 2022 with a Focus on Sustainability

Professional development is a key process that improves yourself and fast-tracks advancement in your career through ongoing training and learning. This can be completed through on-the-job training sessions, employer-sponsored licensing, and certification processes, or independently with your own money and on your own time. To many, professional development is an opportunity to align your personal … More Professional Development in 2022 with a Focus on Sustainability

Sharing our climate action progress with the world

The City of Burlington recently received an overall ‘B’ rating from the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) for our climate reporting in 2021. CDP is a non-profit charity providing a global climate action reporting platform for businesses and all levels of government. You might be thinking…. ‘Ok, you got a B, but why didn’t you get … More Sharing our climate action progress with the world

Do you drive an electric vehicle? Pollution Probe would like to hear from you!

Do you drive an electric vehicle (EV), including either a battery EV (BEV) or a plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV)? If you do, you might be interested in completing a Pollution Probe survey for Canadian EV drivers. The survey supports the Assessment of the Consumer EV Charging Experience in Canada study, which is funded by Innovation, … More Do you drive an electric vehicle? Pollution Probe would like to hear from you!

Understanding EV Charging in Your Multi-Residential Building Webinar

Have you thought about purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) but live in an older apartment or condominium with no ability to plug in and charge your vehicle? If so, then you might want to tune into an upcoming webinar on EV Charging in multi-unit residential buildings hosted by Plug’n Drive to find out what you … More Understanding EV Charging in Your Multi-Residential Building Webinar

Climate Resilient Burlington – Oct. 27 Event Recording Now Available

Thank you to those community members who were able to join us on Oct. 27, 2021 for the public launch of Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather. The event began with an introduction to the Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB) project followed by keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior … More Climate Resilient Burlington – Oct. 27 Event Recording Now Available