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

Decreased Emissions and Increased Efficiency in City Operations

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

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

Get a Home Flood Protection Assessment and Reduce Your Risk

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

Idling Gets You Nowhere. Turn Your Engines OFF!

In celebration of Canadian Environment Week (May 31 to June 5), Clean Air Day (June 2) and World Environment Day (June 5), let’s make a commitment to do better, environmentally speaking. There are so many actions we can take such as cleaning up after ourselves and others by not littering the environment, becoming better informed … More Idling Gets You Nowhere. Turn Your Engines OFF!

Climate Change – It’s not just about City Hall (but we can help!)

Did you know that Burlington City Council approved a Climate Action Plan in 2020 setting a pathway to become a net carbon neutral community by 2050? What does this mean? In simple terms, we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced within our community as much as possible and to ‘subtract’ any remaining emissions by … More Climate Change – It’s not just about City Hall (but we can help!)

Burlington Prepares for a Changing Climate

The previous Take Action Burlington post highlighted recognition the City of Burlington received from the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) for completing two phases under the climate mitigation badge. Work is now underway to develop Burlington’s first climate adaptation plan to help us better prepare for our changing climate. Why are we working on a … More Burlington Prepares for a Changing Climate

Register for the 2021 Bay Area Climate Change Forum

The Bay Area Climate Change Council would like to invite you to a free virtual event called “Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with Others.” Hear updates on progress of the climate goals in the Burlington-Hamilton region and learn how to have better climate conversations. Keynote speaker Katharine Hayhoe is an award-winning climate scientist, … More Register for the 2021 Bay Area Climate Change Forum

Dig into Halton Garden Week!

Feeling the winter blues? Check out Halton Garden Week, a week-long celebration of spring and gardening inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada from Feb. 20-27, 2021. Hosted by Halton Food, Halton Environmental Network, Greening Sacred Spaces and Oakvillegreen, this free online event will celebrate gardening across Halton Region with a public event focused on sustainable, … More Dig into Halton Garden Week!

Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar

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

Do one thing

Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution for 2019? Now that we’re in the second week of the year, have you kept your resolution? Let’s face it; many of us make such grand resolutions that they’re difficult to keep. What if we made a resolution to do one thing? Since this is an environmental … More Do one thing