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
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
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 (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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
With constant reminders about what you can do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, I’m sure many of you wonder what the City is doing in its operation to reduce our own emissions. In early July 2021, staff presented City Council with an annual update report to the Corporate Energy and Emissions Management Plan (CEEMP). … More Decreased Emissions and Increased Efficiency in City Operations
Lowering our carbon footprint comes in many shapes and forms and is a crucial step to reduce the impacts of climate change. Actions and activities can be big or small, but all are important. Below are some examples of everyday changes we can apply to our lives to live more sustainably. Big actions: Purchasing a … More Share your Switch contest!
It’s hard to believe but it’s in the middle of summer already. How did that happen? And unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you may have noticed some extreme weather events happening around the world along with an extreme (and at times horrifying) wildfire season in Canada and the US. Earlier this year, … More Mow green to lower emissions and noise
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
Our climate is changing. Burlington is already experiencing warmer, wetter and wilder weather. In 2014, about two months’ worth of rain fell during eight hours affecting 3,000 households and resulting in $90 million in insured damages. Since then, the City of Burlington, Halton Region and Conservation Halton have carried out studies and implemented changes to … More Get a Home Flood Protection Assessment and Reduce Your Risk
Happy New Year! With a new year comes hope for positive change. The last Take Action Burlington blog post of 2020 presented a Year in Review. This blog post will present some of the upcoming programs, initiatives and reports related to the environment planned so far for 2021. Climate Change Adapting to a Changing Climate … More 2021 Environmental Action Sneak Peek
For most of us, 2020 has been a year unlike any other that we have experienced in our lifetime. With the year almost over, I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight some environmentally related initiatives that have taken place in Burlington this year. In January, Burlington staff began using an updated template … More 2020: A Year in Review
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 Burlington or Hamilton homeowner interested in learning more about energy efficiencies for your single-family home (detached, semi-detached or townhouse), register for … More Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar