Drugs down the drain: Where do they go and why should we care?
BY Erin McCallum
ON November 26, 2014
When we take prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, we often don’t think about what happens to them after we take them. For example, do they simply disappear after they’ve made us better? Surely not. Similarly, what happens when we use household or personal care products, like soaps and perfumes? The truth is, a portion of these products end up back in the environment, esp...
Celebrating 20 years of Stewardship in the Hamilton Harbour Watersheds
BY Kent Rundle
ON November 17, 2014
The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program (HHWSP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of delivering private landowner outreach and stewardship support in the Hamilton Harbour watersheds.For those who don’t know, the purpose of HHWSP is to protect, enhance and restore environmentally significant natural areas and watercourses through developing an educated, empowered community of priv...
Water School is now in Session
BY Ilona Feldmann
ON November 5, 2014
This fall, grade 5 and 6 students from Collegiate Avenue Public School joined BARC and Green Venture to participate in our new interactive program, Water School, located right at the edge of Hamilton Harbour. To start off the program, BARC began with a presentation about the geography and history of our Harbour, reflecting on social, economic and environmental changes and how those changes have sh...
More than a thousand “Experience a Revolution” with Rob Stewart and BurlingtonGreen
BY Jackie Prime
ON October 27, 2014
Burlington, ON - Rob Stewart, award-winning biologist, conservationist, photographer and creator of acclaimed films Sharkwater and Revolution, took the stage for two inspirational events hosted by BurlingtonGreen at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on October 21st, 2014. Stewart shared stories and answered numerous audience questions about his experiences traveling the globe, leading expediti...
Citizen Science: Restoring the Bay, Healing the Mind
BY Eric Windhorst
ON October 10, 2014
What motivates somebody to become an environmentalist? An interest in ecological systems? A desire to protect the environment? A yearning to make the world a better place?  Well-known environmental educator Mitchell Thomashow suggests that people are called to environmentalism not only because they want to make the world a better place, or because they are interested in the subject matter, ...
Experience a Revolution with BurlingtonGreen
BY Jackie Prime
ON October 6, 2014
Tickets are on sale now for BurlingtonGreen’s “Experience a Revolution” event featuring film creator Rob Stewart. In 2012 BurlingtonGreen brought world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to Burlington, who inspired two sold out audiences to “think global, and act local” at their Imprints Youth Eco-Summit and Eco-Awards Celebrations.This year, the local ...