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

The Future of the Reusable Economy – Registration Now Open

Throughout the pandemic, we saw an increase in the single-use plastics, especially in the food industry. According to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup annual reports, the single-use food and beverage category made up 15.3 per cent of the litter found in 2019,  26.6 per cent in 2020 and 32 percent in 2021. Each year, the … More The Future of the Reusable Economy – Registration Now Open

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!

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!

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

Free Community Events in November

Our community partners are planning some great FREE events this month. Climate Change: Listen, Learn Take Action – Nov. 10 BurlingtonGreen and the Burlington Community Climate Action Hub present Grant Linney, a climate activist, educator and veteran Climate Reality Leader, as he discusses current climate challenges and how you can take action today to make … More Free Community Events in November

Climate Resilient Burlington: We Want to Hear From You!

The City is developing Climate Resilient Burlington to plan for our projected warmer, wetter and wilder weather. Based on recent staff and community stakeholder workshops, a draft Vision and Principles have been developed for the project. Now, we want to hear from you. Please take the Climate Resilient Burlington survey, which is available until Nov. … More Climate Resilient Burlington: We Want to Hear From You!

Registration Now Open for Climate Resilient Burlington’s Oct. 27 Virtual Launch

The City of Burlington is hosting a virtual launch of Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather with a free online event. In the online event, participants will learn more about the CRB project and hear from keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada as … More Registration Now Open for Climate Resilient Burlington’s Oct. 27 Virtual Launch

Innovation Hackathon: Sustainable Student Solutions

Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to gain experience in solving real world problems? Do you have a passion for creating innovative solutions? Do you want to connect with industry leaders and build your resume? If yes, APPLY NOW to participate in the virtual Innovation Hackathon. Applications are due on Oct. 17, 2021. … More Innovation Hackathon: Sustainable Student Solutions

HERO Program: We want to hear from you!

Did you know that 26% of Burlington’s local emissions are from residential homes and that by retrofitting your home, you could reduce your household carbon footprint by 25-50%? In 2019, Burlington City Council declared a climate emergency and in 2020, approved the Climate Action Plan. Deep energy retrofits of existing buildings is one of the … More HERO Program: We want to hear from you!

Home Comfort Upgrades Webinar – Registration now open

Are you a Burlington homeowner looking for ways to be more comfortable within your house? Are you interested in having a more efficient home? How about cost saving opportunities and incentives? Join us for a virtual session on Home Comfort Upgrades Oct. 14, 2021 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click here to register – Please note … More Home Comfort Upgrades Webinar – Registration now open

Join Us on Oct. 27 for Our Virtual Launch of Climate Resilient Burlington

The City of Burlington is hosting a virtual launch of Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather. Background In March 2021, we published Burlington Prepares for a Changing Climate blog post where we highlighted the information presented to City Council that month on climate adaptation: Staff Report … More Join Us on Oct. 27 for Our Virtual Launch of Climate Resilient Burlington

Seeking youth passionate about climate action

Green Space: Newcomer Youth Climate Forum Are you between the ages of 15 and 29 and would like to learn more about climate change and ways to reduce your community’s carbon footprint? Launched in partnership with RBC through a Tech for Nature grant, Conservation Halton is excited to offer learning and volunteer opportunities to program … More Seeking youth passionate about climate action

Eco tips to maintain your pool, hot tub and spa this summer

When travel plans were cancelled or altered due to COVID-19, companies saw a big surge in interest in backyard pools. While backyard pools offer a refreshing and fun option creating many lifelong memories, it’s important to follow some basic environmentally-friendly actions. Good eco-friendly pool, spa and hot tub maintenance actually starts with knowing about sanitary … More Eco tips to maintain your pool, hot tub and spa this summer