BURLINGTON, ON – April 16, 2012 - In celebration of Earth Day 2012, the City of Burlington is launching a new and improved environment section on the city’s website www.burlington.ca/environment.
Current hot topics are highlighted including energy, transportation, air and climate, natural environment and waste. The webpage not only identifies what the city is doing to reduce its impact on the environment but also provides suggestions as to how individuals can take action to reduce their own impact.
Another new feature of the environment section is a new video promoting active transportation in Burlington. Active transportation is anything that relies on human power and does not include a motorized vehicle. The two and a half minute video highlights many of the improvements made in Burlington to encourage active transportation including the recently paved multi-use paths, signage, public art benches, and multiple bike rack facilities at community centres and on Burlington Transit buses.
“One of the goals city council identified in Burlington, Our Future was to increase the number of people who cycle, walk, and use public transit for recreation and transportation,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “We are providing the facilities and encourage the community to take action and use them.”
“The city has made many improvements to reduce our impact on the environment over the years,” said Allan Magi, executive director of corporate strategic initiatives. “The environment section on the city’s website provides us with an opportunity to highlight our ongoing achievements.”
Residents can stay up to date with postings on the environment section by signing up for webminder, an automated e-mail service providing links to new and updated pages.
Take action, Burlington! Leave your car at home and get on your bike or take a walk. Get some exercise and feel good about your positive contribution to a safe and healthy community, on Earth Day and every day.
905-335-7600, ext. 7483
Senior Sustainability Coordinator
905-335-7600, ext. 7931