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Community clean up is back April 22!

Registration now open

Registration for the 2017 Community Clean Up event, taking place the morning of April 22nd (Earth Day), is now officially open Schools and businesses are invited to participate all week long from April 17th to the 21st. The event poster is here: BG clean up poster 2017
In honour of Canada’s 150th and BurlingtonGreen’s 10 year anniversary, we have set an ambitious goal of having 15,000 people sign up to participate this year.  YOU can help achieve this goal by promoting the city-wide opportunity to your friends and neighbours, and signing up. For students, it’s a great way to earn community service hours.
Together we can keep Burlington clean and beautiful.
BurlingtonGreen will also be hosting the popular Eco-Fair Celebration event as well this year.  It will take place at Central Library/Park bandshell area on April 22nd, from 11am – 4pm, with a BBQ, eco-exhibitors, kids’ activities, and musical performers.
Later that evening, Burlington Green will also be presenting a special film “Time to Choose” at the Halton Hive, in honour of Earth Day. Halton Hive is located at 901 Guelph Line (at Harvester). Saturday, April 22, 7 pm (doors Open 6:30 pm). $5 admission (free for BurlingtonGreen members).
Spring Tree Planting events:  BurlingtonGreen is pleased to support the City of Burlington’s  six public tree planting events taking place in parks across the city on Saturday mornings, starting April 22nd and ending June 3rd — one in each ward. Details can be found here. The Ward 2 event is May 27, at Thorpe Park (1140 Stephenson Dr., Burlington), 10:30 am.
Finally, you are invited to attend BG’s March 22nd Annual General Meeting & film presentation of “Sea of Life” featuring 20 year old Burlington filmmaker Julia Barnes. Taking place at Burlington Central Library, Holland Room, the AGM runs 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm, with the film starting at 6:30. $5 admission (free to BurlingtonGreen members).

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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