Renowned environmentalist, Jane Goodall to visit city and present BurlingtonGreen awards in September.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON – June 14, 2012  BurlingtonGreen in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jane Goodall,  founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) & UN Messenger of Peace, will be the keynote speaker at both the Imprints youth environmental conference and the BurlingtonGreen Eco Awards evening celebration to be held on September 19, 2012 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

” We had the privilege of meeting Jane Goodall at the screening of her film “Jane’s Journey” and we’re incredibly inspired by her powerful messages of hope and how each of us can make a difference. She is the perfect fit for both of these events and we are truly honoured that she has agreed to include Burlington in her week long Canadian tour”, said Amy Schnurr , Executive Director of BurlingtonGreen.

Dr. Jane Goodall will be speaking at both events with the youth event focusing on JGI’s global Roots & Shoots program that empowers youth to take action for people, animals and the environment.

Jane Goodall studied the behavior of chimpanzees in Kenya and became one of the foremost expert in the behavior of the free-ranging chimpanzee.


The Eco Awards celebration will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Goodall, an audience Q & A and the presentation of awards to Halton’s greenest achievers by Dr. Jane Goodall herself!

BurlingtonGreen and the Halton Learning Foundation are grateful to the Burlington Community Foundation for their generous support as a platinum sponsor in addition to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for their gold level of support. More sponsorship opportunities are available to support the events that will be promoted widely throughout Halton and beyond. Contact or 905-466-2171

Schools can register Youth for Imprints at no cost starting June 12 on a first come first serve basis. The general public will be able to purchase tickets for the evening Eco Awards event later in June. A limited supply of VIP exclusive tickets will be available where guests will be treated to a special reception with Dr. Jane Goodall.

Both events are expected to sell out. Information for Eco Awards and the VIP Reception will be available at and tickets will be available for purchase at

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