The time has come to shake off the shackles of Winter and embrace a new, more forgiving outdoor season—Spring! If you’re ready to ditch the cabin fever once and for all, BurlingtonGreen has many upcoming activities for the whole family to get out and moving in the fresh air while helping the planet locally.
From April 17th to April 22nd, the local not-for-profit organization will host their annual Community Clean Up in partnership with the City of Burlington, with Gold level sponsorship by Cogeco and support from other community partners such as the Burlington Post. The take action event has become Burlington’s largest volunteer participation event in the city, and 2017 promises to be one of the biggest and best yet. “To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and BurlingtonGreen’s 10 year anniversary, we have set an ambitious goal of 15,000 participants for this year’s Clean Up event. To achieve this we will need lots of schools and businesses to sign up to participate, along with families, community groups and organizations. For the 2013 event, we experienced the largest participation with 13,500 and we are hopeful that people throughout Burlington will demonstrate their commitment to help keep Burlington clean and beautiful by getting involved”, said Executive Director, Amy Schnurr.
To wrap up a week of cleaning up the city, BurlingtonGreen will be hosting their annual Eco-Fair Celebration from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Central Park Bandshell, in partnership with the Burlington Public Library where indoor activities will also be available. The family friendly event will include a delicious BBQ courtesy of Turtle Jack’s (while supplies last), complimentary refreshments from Tim Hortons, live musical entertainment, eco-exhibitors and activities for kids. The April 22nd Earth Day celebration will continue into the evening with a special film presentation of Time to Choose, an award winning documentary that shines a light on solutions for climate change.
The event will take place at the Halton Hive at 7:00 pm with details and registration available at the BurlingtonGreen website. This year the City of Burlington has asked BurlingtonGreen to participate and help spread the word about their 6 community tree planting events happening across the city on Saturday mornings from April 22 to June 3. These are great opportunities citizens of all ages to ‘spring into action’ to help grow our urban tree canopy! Registration is not required and tools will be provided to those that are unable to bring their own. With many events on the horizon, Spring is going to be a busy (and fun) season in Burlington. BurlingtonGreen invites the community to get involved and become part of a shared journey to create a healthier environment for now and for the future.