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Union Gas Goes Gold with Burlington Regional Centre

Natural Gas is often seen as a more environmentally friendly source of heat, and with good reason.  Natural Gas produces 28% less CO2 per BTU (British Thermal Unit) than oil, and 44% less CO2 than coal.  In addition to releasing less CO2, Natural Gas also produces far lower emissions of sulfur and nitrogen dioxides, particulate […]

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My Four-Municipality Ride – A bike tour from Mississauga to Hamilton

It was late in the afternoon on Sunday this past weekend, as I was in the final stages of planning my Sustainable Day-Cation to Mississauga (be sure to watch for the posts in the coming weeks!), when I was struck by a whim.  To celebrate Pollution Probe‘s Clean Air Commute Week, I decided to cycle […]

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Jane’s Walk on Two Wheels – The Burlington Bike Ride Experience

For those that don’t know, the first weekend in May every year is set aside as a tribute to prominent urbanist Jane Jacobs.  All around the world, people pay tribute to Jacobs in a fashion befitting her legacy; by experiencing the communities in which they live on a human scale.  Jane’s Walks are organized all […]

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My interview with Sarah Elton, Author of The Locavore

I have to say, I was pretty excited about getting to interview Sarah Elton ahead of her talk at the Burlington Public Library.  She’s been doing great work in the field of local food, and I was always interested to hear what she had to say on CBC Radio’s Here and Now, so I was […]

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Earth Day in Burlington – cleaning up and greening up.

One of the biggest perks I’ve encountered as I’ve been writing this blog is meeting all the tremendously enthusiastic people involved in the sustainability movement in the GTHA.  I have come to realize that the networks and these people’s energy is our region’s most valuable asset, and at every event I’ve attended so far, the […]

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Contest Alert – Burlington!

UPDATE! – I’m very pleased to announce that we will be extending the deadline for entries until NOON On Tuesday, May 1st.  This extension was done so that the winner can be drawn by Sarah Elton, author of Locavore: From Farmers Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians are Changing the Way They Eat.  Sarah will […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 5 – Youth and Engagement

One of the things that constantly blew me away while I was visiting Burlington was the incredible level of community engagement in the City.  It’s one thing for a municipal government to put in bike lanes, build some Green Buildings, set up a community garden or start a waste diversion program, but if the community […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 4: Trash!

Trash.  Junk.  Garbage.  Everyone knows it’s there, but nobody wants to talk about it.  Well, that’s all changing in Burlington.  They want everyone to talk about it.  They want everyone in the City to come out and join their Community Clean Up and Green Up event, coordinated by BurlingtonGreen  this Saturday, April 21st.  They want […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 3 – Local Food

After cycling into Burlington and touring some of their Green Buildings, I have to say, I was starting to get a might bit peckish.  As soon as my tour guides told me that we were going to go and see the City’s new Community Garden in Central Park, I knew that it was only going […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 2: Green Buildings

After my ride in, it was time to park my two-wheeled companion at one of City Hall’s secure bike lockers and get out to take a look at some of the Green Buildings in the community.  It seems like Green Building features are really starting to gain traction all over the GTHA, and with good […]

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