Community Clean Up Green Up

26apr9:00 am2:30 pmCommunity Clean Up Green Up

Event Details

BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with the City of Burlington is inviting all citizens to participate in this year’s Community Clean Up Green Up event from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday April 26th, 2014.

This popular city-wide event provides a fun and rewarding opportunity for citizens, schools, churches, businesses and groups to celebrate Earth Day and take pride in our city by cleaning up their communities! School & Business Clean-Ups are from April 21 to 25th.

Over the last three years, participation has increased from 5500 registrants in 2011 to over 13,500 registrants last year! Collectively, this effort has realized the retrieval and proper disposal of more than 8100 kg of litter, the sorting and recycling of over 450 kg of paper and plastic and 385 kg of metal, the collection of 31 tires and lots more. “The impact includes cleaner parks, streams, school yards and neighbourhoods throughout Burlington and a tremendous amount of civic pride for all involved.” says BurlingtonGreen’s Executive Director, Amy Schnurr.

Green Up opportunity: In addition to the many clean-up activities, there will be two special Green Up project events thanks to the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund. Up to 100 people can sign up to participate in each of the stewardship events to improve the coastal environment of Lake Ontario’s Beachway Park by picking up litter, removing invasive species and planting native grasses, shrubs and trees.

Enter to Win: All schools that register to participate in the Clean Up event and send in a photo of their students “in action” will be entered into a draw for a chance to win $250 to support an eco-project at their school. Thanks to Tim Horton’s, two $250 prizes will be awarded – one for participating elementary schools and the second for participating high schools.

Thank You Celebration: All participants are invited to attend a Thank You Celebration at City Hall on April 26th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. where they can enjoy a complimentary BBQ and refreshments, a free raffle, various eco-displays and activities for children.

Register Today! It is easy to sign up and clean up supplies are free! Simply go to for more information or to register your family, school, business or group



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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