Take Action Burlington launches blog

Take Action BurlingtonBurlington city staff and residents have launched the “Take Action Burlington” blog to engage staff and the community on current and timely environmental initiatives. The intent is to publish at least twice per month, working with staff across the city to ensure coverage of a wide range of topics.  You can sign up on the blog page to follow it by receiving an email when a new topic is posted – see the right hand side of the blog page to enter your email.

For more information visit the blog at

The concept of Take Action Burlington began when city staff and community members were planning the city’s Community Climate Change Summit that took place in May 2010.

It was important to the organizing committee that a free follow-up community event also take place. Due to a successful fundraising initiative, we hosted two free community events on World Environment Day in June 2010 and 2011; and also helped support BurlingtonGreen’s GO Green project, an outreach program connecting Burlington children aged 4-11 and inspiring them to take action to combat climate change locally.

The underlying theme at the Climate Change Summit was that we all have a role to play when it comes to creating a healthy, environmentally friendly community. This premise has continued to the present day where we not only showcase the city’s environmental accomplishments but also promote what individuals can do at home, work and play.

To get in touch with Take Action Burlington, send an email to or call 905.335.7777

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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