Put on Your Rubber Boots and Get Ready to Plant Some Trees on Earth Day
Apr 13, 2017
Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day. Help keep Mississauga green during Earth Days 2017 by getting involved in one of the City’s tree-planting events. This year, volunteers will be planting 150 trees in each of Mississauga’s 11 wards to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and to kick off the One Million Trees Mississauga tree-planting program for 2017.
What: Earth Day tree plantings
Mayor and Mississauga Members of Council, local dignitaries and special guests
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. to noon
Eleven tree-planting locations around Mississauga as outlined below.
BACKGROUND: One Million Trees Mississauga: is a 20-year program to encourage residents, schools, community groups and businesses to join the City’s tree planting efforts to plant more trees on both public and private lands in Mississauga. To date, over 240,000 trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers. This Earth Day, all trees planted will support this campaign and 1,650 trees and shrubs will be added to our total. To register for a tree planting, visit onemilliontrees.ca.
Earth Days is an annual campaign featuring City initiatives and events delivered with the support of local partners that help educate residents on the importance of environmental sustainability. Events open to the public include One Million Trees, 20-Minute Makeover and Earth Day Film Fest at Central Library. Residents are encouraged to participate and take action to help reduce their environmental footprint. Visit mississauga.ca/earthdays for more information.
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5053 Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca