Lasting, positive change to community is goal of 100in1Day Burlington event

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Published March 7, 2022 at 10:41 am

During the 2019 100in1Day event, students painted yellow fish to educate the public about how pollution can harm fish.

After taking the last two years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are hoping this year’s 100in1Day Burlington event will be the biggest yet.

The concept is simple, 100 urban interventions in one day. An urban intervention is an activity, project or installation that temporarily improves a public space and demonstrates how a community might achieve more lasting positive change. It may be led by an individual, community-based group, or an organization.

According to organizers, 100in1Day Burlington is part of a growing global movement of citizen driven change, where people take ownership of their city and together, create a better place to live.

Scheduled for June 4, 100in1Day Burlington hopes to inspire residents to activate 100 innovative, thought-provoking ideas into interventions to transform their city all on one day.

Projects can be practical, like planting trees or pop-up street furniture. They can be social, like hosting a block party. They can be artistic, like flash mobs or yarn bombing. They can challenge us or fix a problem. They can be as big or small as you want. All projects must be safe, legal and inclusive.

Burlington first participated in 100in1Day in 2018, along with 15 other cities across Canada.

In 2019, the last time the event was conducted, 34 projects were held across the city, including things like a ball hockey festival on Guelph Line, a permanent little lending library at Kerns Park, spring tea at Burlington Senior’s Centre and a board game festival at Tansley Woods.

For more ideas on projects, tip on how to fund them and previous events, visit the 100in1Day website.

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