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Get involved. Green your city. Help make Mississauga a world-class green city. Celebrate Earth Days 2017 and participate in the many events happening across Mississauga:

#SaugaEarthDays Twitter Chats

Join us for a four-part Twitter chat series. Follow @MiLivingGreen on Twitter and ask the City's environmental experts your questions using #SaugaEarthDays. Can't join in on a Twitter chat? Submit your questions to living.green@mississauga.ca.

Earth Hour and Climate Change
Wednesday, March 22, 2017: 7 – 8 p.m.

To kick off earth hour and earth days we are talking about climate change. What is the City doing about climate change and energy management? How have we reduced greenhouse gases and energy use? Ask the City staff about what our energy reduction goals are, what you can do, and what our future climate outlook holds.

Talking Trash
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about what the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel are doing to reduce waste and litter. What can be done to reduce litter at home, in our parks or in City facilities? Join our waste management experts and learn about our waste management programs and the results of initiatives we have undertaken to date. Find out how you can take action to reduce waste at home, at work, and in your community.

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Wednesday, April 12, 2017: 7 - 8 p.m.

Have questions about growing food? Curious about how to make your garden practices organic or sustainable? Ask Ecosource's Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture Team! Join Ecosource as they educate and inspire you to grow your own food in an environmentally responsible way.

Stormwater in Spring
Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 7 - 8 p.m.

Learn about the stormwater charge and how the City manages stormwater to minimize potential risks to you, your property and the environment. Ask our stormwater experts about what you can do to improve drainage on your property.

20-Minute Makeover
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017

Partners: GLAD®
Join thousands of participants across Ontario who will volunteer for 20 minutes to pick up litter around their workplaces, schools and communities. Organize a group of your co-workers, family and friends, find a space in need of a clean-up, and register your clean-up for a fun spring event!

Click here to register

For those who have registered, garbage bags, recycling bags, gloves and safety tip sheets will be available at your local community centre, starting Monday, April 10, while supplies last.

Litter Awareness Blitz
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Partners: MiWay

Chat with our Transit Enforcement Officers and/or the MiWay Outreach Team about litter awareness at the following Transit Terminals: City Centre (8:30-9:30 a.m.), Meadowvale Town Centre (8:30-9:30 a.m.), South Common Centre (10-11 a.m.) and Westwood Mall (10-11 a.m.).

Downspout Disconnection and More
Thursday, April 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
1500 Gulleden Dr., Mississauga, ON

Partners: Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), Burnhamthorpe SNAP, Region of Peel

Disconnecting your downspout can help protect your home from flooding during storms. But why stop there? Discover the magic of landscaping with rainwater using rain barrels, rain chains and irrigation techniques. Pick up useful resources from the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga. Participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide. Register online at trcastewardshipevents.ca.

One Million Trees Earth Day Tree Plantings
Saturday, April 22, 2017: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Partners: Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Conservation Halton, The Riverwood Conservancy and Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) with Ecosource

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.
Bring your friends and family to a Canada 150 One Million Trees tree-planting event for a morning of family fun! Join the City or one of our many partners who will be hosting events.

To register, click here.

For more information about One Million Trees, visit onemilliontrees.ca

Earth Day Films
Saturday, April 22, 2017: 11 a.m – 4 p.m
Central Library – Noel Ryan Auditorium

Earth Day films event - join us for FREE screenings of environment-themed films, including Bill Nye's Global Meltdown (PG) at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, please call the Central Library's Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Library Branch Activities

Contact the appropriate library branch to register or for more details.

Burnhamthorpe Library
A special Earth Day LEGO club

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 10 - 11 a.m.
Drop-in

Churchill Meadows Library
Recycling Fun! Use recycled material to create a milk carton bird feeder

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration required

Clarkson Library
Love your World: Earth Day LEGO - a special themed LEGO Day to celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 10 - 11 a.m.
Drop–in

Love your Word: Earth Day Craft
2 recycle crafts: Decorative paper tube candles and CD case picture frames

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 11:15 - 12:30 a.m.
Registration required

Erin Meadows Library
Jack and the Beanstalk Storytime and Craft - Listen to the classic fairy tale and learn about how plants grow. Plant a bean that you can keep and then watch your beanstalk grow at home.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2:30 -3:30 p.m.
Ages 5+ Free

Frank McKechnie Library
A special Earth Day LEGO club
Saturday, April 22, 2017: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Drop-in

Lakeview Library
Celebrate Earth Day by designing and building a terrarium to explore concepts of the water cycle, plant growth and ecosystems.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Ages: 8 - 10
Registration required

Coding with Colours: Students will investigate about the use of colour in computer science through Ozobots and computer-generated sprites
Saturday, April 22, 2017: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 8-10
Registration required

Lorne Park Library
Recycling Fun! Making musical instruments out of recycled material

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Drop-in

Meadowvale Library
An 'eco craft' for kids will be run on Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2 - 3 p.m.
Drop-in

Lake Aquitaine tree planting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017: 1 - 3 p.m.
Registration required

Mississauga Valley Library
A special Earth Day LEGO club

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Drop-in

Sheridan Library
Recycling fun! Create and craft using recycled materials

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2 – 4 p.m.
Drop-in

South Common Library
Earth Day Family Storytime

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Drop-in

Re-use it, craft it! - Earth Day craft program
Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2 - 2:45 p.m.
Registration required

Streetsville Library
Celebrate Earth Day! Foster a love of gardening with your children!

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Registration required

Woodlands Library
A special screening of Over the Hedge

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 2 p.m.
Drop-in

The word mark "Earth Day" is a registered trademark of Earth Day Canada (1991) Inc. Use of this trademark for mercantile, promotional and communication purposes is strictly forbidden without the written approval of Earth Day Canada.

 

 

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