Plenty of ways to help environment during Burlington’s Earth Day celebrations


Published April 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm

Grab a free tree, drive an electric car or help clean up the city at Burlington’s Earth Day activities.

The City of Burlington and Burlington Hydro, with BurlingtonGreen and Plug’n Drive, are hosting Earth Day activities in the parking lot at Central Arena on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The City is giving away 200 trees. To receive a free four-to-five-foot tree, you must register in advance and have a vehicle able to safely transport the tree.

Registration opens April 13. To register for a tree, go to Get Involved Burlington. Quantities and tree species are limited.

The City and Burlington Hydro are sponsoring Plug’n Drive’s Mobile EV Education Trailer for four weeks at the arena from April 23 to May 20. You’ll be able to talk with experts and owners about driving an electric vehicle.

Book an EV test drive in advance here. Test drive appointments are available Thursdays to Sundays.

“We support the City of Burlington’s goal to be a net carbon neutral and resilient community. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a core part of that transition,” said Gerry Smallegange, president and CEO of Burlington Hydro.

“Burlington Hydro has created a vision for our community’s transition to electric vehicles and through its next generation charging station network will continue to support the implementation of charging stations in municipal parking lots, and over time, at other strategic locations.”

Learn about spring eco-opportunities. Giveaways at BurlingtonGreen’s tent will include free clean-up kits and free pollinator seed packets for the first 100 visitors.

More information about the Clean Up Green Up event can be found here.

“Everyone has a role to play in caring for the environment. Providing opportunities for people to clean up litter across the city, to plant more trees in Burlington, and to discover the benefits of making the switch to electric vehicles all help to empower the community to get involved and to take action on climate change locally,” said Amy Schnurr, co-founder and executive director, BurlingtonGreen.

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