You can take action on climate change by reducing your personal carbon footprint, sharing your experience with others, and putting pressure on leaders to support equitable climate action.
Take Action: What Can I Do Now?
Use our guide to discover opportunities to raise your voice for climate action and lower your personal climate impact.
Learn About Climate Solutions
Learn about what it will take to stop climate change, and some ways you can be part of the solution.
- Climate Solutions 101 – Free Course by Project Drawdown
- Guide to Lowering your Carbon Footprint – New York Times
- Introduction to Responsible Investment – UN Principles for Responsible Investment
- Starting your Investment Journey, Responsibly – Toronto Star Podcast
- Eco Anxiety: How Climate Change Affects Your Mental Health – Britt Wray TED Talk
- Exploring Ecoanxiety – Green Venture Blog
Learn About Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Learn how to lower the energy consumption of your home to reduce your utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Home Efficiency 101 – BACCC YouTube Series
- BACCC’s Home Retrofit Infographics for Homeowners, Contractors and Realtors
- EnerGuide for Homes, Products and Vehicles – Natural Resources Canada
- Canada Greener Homes Grant
- Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate
- Enbridge Home Winterproofing Program
- Report a Home Energy Efficiency Scam – Consumer Protection Ontario
Speak Up: City Engagement Portals
Discover opportunities to share your feedback on policies and advocate for climate action.
Programs for Residents of Burlington, Hamilton, Halton
View programs that can help you lower your personal greenhouse gas emissions and prepare your home for climate change.
- Electric Vehicle Information and Programs – Plug’n Drive
- Make the Switch – BurlingtonGreen
- Rain and Green Infrastructure Programs – Green Venture
- Zero Waste Resources – Green Venture
- Landowner Assistance Programs – Hamilton Conservation Authority
- Landowner Environmental Assistance – Conservation Halton
- A Renter’s Guide to Sustainable Living – Climate Reality Project
- City of Burlington Tree Planting Program
- City of Hamilton Tree Planting Program
Programs for Businesses
Learn how to take climate action at your business or workplace.
Ask Me Anything About Climate Action
On March 9th at 7:00pm, BACCC hosted “Ask Me Anything About Climate Action” on Facebook Live. During this one-hour, free virtual event, residents asked questions directly to representatives from the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington about how our municipalities are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
2021 Bay Area Climate Forum,
Tuesday 9 March 2021
The Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area can be a thriving, net zero carbon community by 2050. This requires an all-hands-on-deck approach to transforming how we live, how we move, how we build and renovate, and how we power industry. It matters how we communicate the changes necessary to lower our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why, on March 9th, 2021, more than 600 people from across Hamilton and Burlington registered for “Around the Kitchen Table” to learn how to have better climate conversations. Keynote Katharine Hayhoe and our panel of experts shared their expertise on how we can build bridges with others to support climate action across our region. If you missed the live event, you can view a recording below.
BACCC Event Protocol
Invitations to speak at BACCC events will be sent to elected officials on account of their role, not their party, politics, or views.
Invitations to speak at events are one form of engagement with elected officials in decision-making roles. BACCC will seek participation from government decision makers as part of its advocacy efforts with the government of the day. These invitations are part of an ongoing conversation with decision makers so that our priorities and recommendations can be expressed and received. It is part of our mission to ensure our collective voice is heard at all levels of government.
As a non-partisan organization, BACCC will not signal partisan leanings by who it invites or does not invite to its events.
As a non-partisan organization, BACCC will not signal partisan leanings by a public endorsement of any political party or elected official.
Within THREE (3) months of a scheduled election, BACCC will not invite any political candidates seeking election to formally speak at BACCC events.
BACCC events will be organized in a way that promotes an ongoing conversation with decision makers, with a view to ensuring ongoing engagement with BACCC, so that our priorities and recommendations can be expressed and received.
BACCC events will be organized in a way that allows attendees to submit questions for an allocated question and answer (Q&A) period. All elected officials will be invited to join the moderated Q&A period, as part of their invitation to offer live remarks at BACCC events. Elected officials who are unable to attend the moderated Q&A will be asked to submit video remarks in advance to BACCC staff, instead of providing live remarks at the event. Any video remarks will be limited to a greeting and welcome message. Video remarks involving track records (past or future climate initiatives) are considered remarks beyond a greeting or welcome message, and will not be accepted.