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Environment & Business

The impact of environmental issues like global warming are now visible to almost everyone, and the consequences around the world are more and more dire. What is more difficult to see is how each of us can contribute towards a solution when the problems seem so big and global. But we are convinced that the combined efforts of individuals and individual businesses can make a difference and give a significant example to the world. Many small steps can become one big step. To evaluate possibilities and guide our members towards a better environmental stewardship is the mission of the Environmental Committee.

Upcoming Events & Seminars


Local News

Canadian Schools Get Some 'Green' for Environmental Stewardship  (April 18, 2013

Staples Canada Continues to Drive Sustainability
  (April 2, 2013)

The Race to Reduce in Hamilton and Halton  (February 18, 2013).

Burlington Performing Arts Centre Receives LEED Gold Dertification (Oct 17, 2012).   Read more.

Hamilton Spectator: Time of use billing comes to Burlington.  Electricity pricing is about to change dramatically for Burlington Hydro customers. (Jan 9, 2012).  Read more.

City of Burlington: Thirsty? Try the tap.  The City of Burlington is removing plastic water bottles from city buildings.  Read more.          

City of Burlington: New Fire Station Designed With LEED Silver Certification Will Save 60 Per Cent in Energy.  Construction of fire station no. 8 in northeast Burlington has produced a 7,200 square foot (669 square metre) building will achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for its environmentally sensitive construction features.  (July 19, 2010).  Read more.

Smart Commute Halton

Burlington Chamber of Commerce launches Smart Commute program for members.   Find Your Perfect Match – Carpool and Save with Smart Commute Halton!  Carpool Zone is built for today's commuter. Are you someone one who stares desperately at those HOV lanes from gridlock, but thinks it's impossible to find someone with the same schedule, route, and radio preferences? Carpool Zone is a great online tool that lets you browse to see if carpooling is the right choice for you in a couple of steps.  Find your perfect ride match.

How does the Chamber's Smart Commute program work?  Click here.

Sign up for Chamber's Smart Commute program



Sustainable Hamilton

Metrolinx - The Big Move

City of Burlington Environment Web Page

City of Burlington's Zero Waste policy

Interesting Articles

Green Real Estate News  (daily update)

Monster Commercial's Green Initiatives Calendar (daily update)

Latest news on Halton's planning and sustainability matters

Overview of local buildings that use renewable energy

The first BIA in Canada using solar energy to power tree lighting

Advantages/Disadvantages of various renewable energy sources

Community and government level renewable energy initiatives

Report on health effects of wind turbines

Commercial Real Estate Raising the Roof for Solar Installation

A Revolution in Warehouse Lighting: LEDs and Intelligent Lighting Systems

Lighting Controls Improve Employee Productivity and Reduce Energy Use

Sustainability Improves Bottom Line

In this job, sustainability is the business plan. Tyler Elm. VP Business Sustainability, Canadian Tire

MHPM Believes that Sustainability is Free

What Building Owners Need to Know Abut Building Rating Systems

Carbon Tax No Longer Economic Blasphemy

Chamber Environment Committee

The role of the Environment Committee is to educate Chamber members and develop policy positions on environmental issues affecting Burlington businesses.  Issues such as waste reduction and transportation have impacts on the business community and customers as a whole. The Environment Committee strives to provide Burlington Chamber of Commerce members with information and ideas on how  they  can help to create sustainable community.  If you have any suggestions for items to include on this page or are interested in joining the Chamber's Environment Committee, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..