BURLINGTON, ON— Do you think Burlington is a clean, green and healthy city? Are you concerned about climate change? If so, it’s not too late to register for the City of Burlington’s first climate change summit, Take Action Burlington, on May 6.
The day-long event at the Royal Botanical Gardens will showcase environmentally friendly initiatives across Burlington, as well as identifying future actions to address the local effects of climate change. The day begins at 8 a.m. and includes keynote presentations from Mike Holmes, Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and host of Holmes Inspection and Holmes on HomesTM on HGTV, and Jeffrey Simpson, regular columnist with the Globe and Mail and co-author of Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge.
Eva Ligeti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership in Toronto--and the first appointed Environmental Commissioner of Ontario--will take part as a panel moderator as will Amy Schnurr, Executive Director of BurlingtonGreen. Presenters throughout the day include:
- Joanne McCallum of McCallum Sather Architects who has a passion for sustainable buildings
- Bruce Krushelnicki, Burlington’s Director of Planning and Building, speaking on intensification and urban growth; and
- Dave de Sylva of DelRidge Homes, who built Appleby Woods, a condominium using renewable energy and other green measures.
To view the full program and list of speakers visit the city’s website.
Take Action Burlington does not end of May 6. On World Environment Day, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a free family event will be held in Civic Square at City Hall, 426 Brant St. A variety of presentations and activities will take place in and around City Hall including Mountsberg Birds of Prey, Reptile Rob and Aaron Bell, an Ojibway story teller. The event will take place rain or shine since the event can be moved inside City Hall.
To register for the summit or for more information about Take Action Burlington, including background information on the topic areas and a list of the session panellists, please visit www.burlington.ca/takeaction or contact the City of Burlington at 905-335-7600, ext. 7580.
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Senior Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7931
905-335-7600, ext. 7531