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.
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.
BACCC Book Club
Interested in learning more about climate change solutions? This winter, participate in the BACCC Book Club and curl up with a book from our curated reading list on climate action. The book club takes place between January 17 and March 18 and is meant to serve learners of all ages in the Bay Area with access to a range of books on climate change solutions. BACCC’s Book Club is in partnership with Hamilton Public Library and three local bookstores: A Different Drummer Books, Epic Books, and J.H. Gordon Books. Learners in Burlington can also access titles for free with their Burlington Public Library card, which offers full borrowing privileges at Hamilton Public Library.
- All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for Climate Crisis – Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katherine K. Wilkinson
- Blaze Island – Catherine Bush
- On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal – Naomi Klein
- Solved: How the World’s Great Cities are Fixing the Climate Crisis – David Miller
- The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and their Dueling Visions of Tomorrow’s World – Charles C. Mann
- What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action – Jane Fonda
- Climate Action: What Happened and What We Can Do – Seymour Simon
- Climate Change – Maryam Sharif-Draper
- Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change – Marc Ter Horst
- The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge – Joanna Cole
Book Club Partners
BACCC is proud to partner with the Hamilton Public Library and support local independent bookstores in the Bay Area. Join the BACCC Book Club by picking up a copy of one of the books on our reading list at any of the following locations. Availability of titles may vary by location.
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.