In 2007, residents in Sydney, Australia created a movement by turning their lights off for one hour in support of climate change. This marked the beginning of Earth Hour. The following year, 35 countries participated in this World Wildlife Fund initiative and last year, on Earth Hour’s 10th anniversary, millions of individuals, businesses and organizations … More Connect2Earth this Earth Hour
When it comes to global issues such as climate change, do you feel overwhelmed and wonder whether one person can really have an impact? What if each and every one of us does just one thing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Collectively, we will make a difference. And, maybe that one small thing you do … More 18 Ways to Show You Care for Our Planet in 2018
Thank you to BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association for hosting another successful event, called Connect the Dots, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. The event helped to raise awareness of the Foundation’s Blue Dot movement, a campaign to include the right to a healthy environment within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and to inspire … More Connect the Dots
Are you a Halton teacher (grades K to 12) or administrator interested in advancing environmental education in your school? If yes, the Ontario EcoSchools workshop is for you. Interested teachers and administrators are invited to attend a free information session to ask questions and learn from experienced Ontario EcoSchools teachers and administrators. Date: Nov. 18, … More Halton teachers and administrators: Ontario EcoSchools hosts an environmental education workshop Nov. 18
Take action and come to Tansley Woods Community Centre on Saturday, May 27 between 1 and 5 p.m. as we have a great event planned for you! With 30 exhibitors and eight presentations, there will be something for every member of the family. There will be lots of practical ideas to help you reduce your … More Let’s Live Green Burlington!
This year, let’s all continue to take action to reduce our impact on the environment. If you don’t know where to begin, start with small changes. If everyone carried out simple tasks such as turning the car engine off while waiting, putting waste in the right bin, and walking or cycling for short trips, collectively … More Take Action to Save Energy
Well, it’s not actually my birthday but it’s my Take Action Burlington blog’s birthday. Last November, I finally took the step of entering the social media world, at least for work purposes. No, I still don’t have a personal social media account even though everyone around me thinks I’m a little behind the times. However, … More Happy Birthday to Me!
Last night Tom Thomson Public School (P.S.) celebrated their fourth Eco Night. The City of Burlington was one of many groups invited to attend the event. City staff set up a display and spoke with teachers, students and parents regarding some of the city’s initiatives including: Idling awareness – Tell your parents to turn their … More Tom Thomson Public School Celebrates Eco Night
Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow is province’s guiding document for environmental education. I was drawn to this title as it is “à propos” to what we strive for in the environmental field. Decisions we make today impact our future and who better to relay this message to than our youth? I reviewed Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow … More Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow
Idling Awareness in Burlington We’re back this week with more on idling. Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment or share their thoughts about our last idling blog. In 2014, Halton Region conducted an Air Quality and Climate Change survey to determine knowledge, opinions, attitudes and/or behaviours related to a variety of … More Idling Awareness in Burlington
If idling gets you nowhere, why do so many people idle their vehicles unnecessarily instead of turning their engines off? Myths: Idling is the best way to warm up a vehicle. Turning a vehicle on and off produces more emissions than letting a vehicle idle. Reality: The best way to warm up a vehicle is … More Idling Gets You Nowhere
In 1990, the City of Burlington declared itself a sustainable development community: a community that is in harmony with its environment and strives to provide its citizens with safe, comfortable livelihoods. The Burlington Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) was subsequently established as a volunteer citizen committee appointed by Burlington City Council to advise on issues that … More Celebrating 25 years!