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.

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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.

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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. 

Book Titles

  • 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

Children’s Picks:

  • 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.

Hamilton Public Library
J.H. Gordon Books
A Different Drummer Books
Epic Books

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.

Directory

Staff

BACCC manager,
Bianca Caramento 

905-575-1212 ext. 4938

BACCC coordinator,
Lauren McAusland

905-575-1212 ext. 4893

Members

BACCC Chair,
Richard Koroscil 

Burlington Economic Development Corp,
Anita Cassidy

BurlingtonGreen,
Amy Schnurr

Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee,
Dave Bourns

Burlington citizen,
Anna Pautler

Clean Air Hamilton,
Bruce Newbold

Conservation Halton,
Chitra Gowda

Environment Hamilton,
Lynda Lukasik

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce,
Paul Szachlewicz

Hamilton Conservation Authority,
Scott Peck

Hamilton Health Sciences,
Victoria Brzozowski

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association,
Heidi Levitzky

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre,
Brenda Jacobs

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington,
Rafiq Dhanji

United Way Hamilton Halton,
Vivien Underdown

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