Legacy Project


Burlington’s Sustainability Program strives to make Burlington a great place to live, work and play.  Its primary focus is working to implement the Climate Action Plan, the Legacy Action Plan and related initiatives that help to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  The Sustainability Program also manages the new Burlington Sustainability Partnership, a unique collaborative endeavor between the City, University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Champlain College, the Burlington Business Association, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

The Sustainability Program also works across departments on a variety of issues, including brownfield work.  In 2013, the City of Burlington received an EPA Brownfield Area Wide Planning grant to consider development and re-use prospects for areas along the Pine Street Corridor.  This work intersects with the efforts of Department of Planning and Zoning's planBTV South efforts.  A map of the Area Wide Planning area is here: /sites/default/files/u286/south_end_study_area_epa_grant_proposal_85x11.pdf

Sustainability Coordinator

Burlington has a long and proud track record of addressing sustainability issues, including work on climate action planning, and the environmental and social impacts of energy, waste and transportation.  Burlington’s Sustainability Coordinator, Jennifer Green, is housed at the Burlington Electric Department, the first electric utility in the nation to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.  To reach Jennifer Green directly, please email: jgreen@burlingtonelectric.com


Green Up Day 2018


PLEASE BE SAFE: Warning about exposed hyperdermic needles, and other hazardous waste: 

Community members and Green Up Day volunteers should not pick up needles, suspicious items such as propane tanks, or common household containers (bleach, laundry detergent, etc.) in un-common quantities. 

If the location is not urgent (typically no children playing in the area, no frequent pedestrian use) please report these objects with See-Click-Fix. http://en.seeclickfix.com/burlington_2. You will need to install this program on your smart phone. 

For needles or other items that pose an immediate threat to public health, volunteers should contact the Burlington Police Department at (802) 658-2704.  Thank you very much