On April 16-22, Mississauga will join cities across the world to recognize and celebrate Earth Week, the largest global environmental event. Earth Days 2018 is your chance to take action for the environment and help make our city more sustainable and climate change resilient. Celebrate Earth Days 2018 and participate in many of the environmental events happening across the city:
#SaugaEarthDays Twitter Chat
Join us for a four part Twitter chat series leading up to Earth Days. Follow @MiLivingGreen on Twitter and ask the City's environmental experts your questions using #SaugaEarthDays. Can't join in a Twitter chat? Submit your questions to email@example.com.
DYK: Each Ontarian generates almost 1 tonne of waste per year. That's equivalent to the weight of 2 male polar bears!
Waste Twitter Chat
Wednesday, April 11: 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Join our waste management experts and learn about our waste management programs and the results of initiatives we have taken. Find out how you can take action to reduce waste at home, at work, and in your community.
Stormwater in the City: What you need to know
Tuesday, April 17: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Learn 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.
DYK: Mississauga will launch the Climate Change Action plan in 2019!
Climate Change and the City
Thursday, April 19: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Learn what the City is doing about Climate Change! Ask City staff what climate change impacts look like, and what you can do to take climate action.
Litter Awareness Blitz
Friday, April 20: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Partners: GLADŽ and MiWay
Chat with our Transit Enforcement Officers, MiWay customer ambassadors and the MiWay Outreach Team about sustainable transportation and litter awareness at the following terminals: City Centre (8:30-9:30 am) , Meadowvale Town Centre (8:30-9:30 am), South Common (10-11am) and Westwood Mall (10-11am).
DYK: Approximately 3000 Mississauga residents participated in the 2017 20-Minute Makeover!
April 16 - 22
Join the thousands of participants across Canada who will volunteer for 20 minutes to pick up litter around their workplace, school or community. Organize a group of your co-workers, family and friends, and find a space in need of a clean-up. Be sure to register your clean-up and help the City of Mississauga Clean Canada Together! #CleanCanadaTogether
To register: https://app.keysurvey.com/f/1199715/10ce/
For those who have registered, garbage bags, recycling bags, gloves and safety tip sheets will be available at your local community centre, while supplies last starting Monday, April 9.
DYK: It takes900 trees to absorb the C02 produced by driving the average car for a year!
One Million Trees Planting
Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Glen Eden Park, Arbor Green and Allison's Park
Partners: CVC, TRCA
Join the City of Mississauga and partners at the annual One Million Trees Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m. This year, we will be planting native trees and shrubs, along with other hands-on environmental activities at three Mississauga parks.
The event's flagship site is Glen Eden Park in Ward 9 where there will be exhibitors, a nature walk hosted by LEAF, kid's activities, tree stewardship and, of course, tree planting. Credit Valley Conservation will be hosting an event at Arbour Green in Ward 8, and Toronto and Region Conservation will be hosting an event at Allison's Park in Ward 3.
Trees planted will support the City's One Million Trees Mississauga campaign. This 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. Since the program launch five years ago, over 280,000 trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers and partners.
For more information and to register for a tree planting, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/city-of-mississauga-parks-and-forestry-3260323620
Guardians of the Garden Camp Kick-Off
Wednesday, April 18
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Iceland Teaching Garden
In partnership with Ecosource, we're hosting a garden-themed learning camp for kids this summer! Join us at the Iceland Teaching Garden to celebrate Earth Days and kick-off the Guardians of the Garden camp. Families and children will have a chance to explore camp activities, plant a seed or seedling in the garden and enjoy snacks made from local veggies. We invite you to wear your favourite superhero costume and join us in the garden for some fun! This event is free and open to all.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Earth Days events in our community
Media and Launch Event
Friday, April 20
Father Michael Goetz
Earth Day Craft (7 Y+, Limit 20)
Wednesday, April 14: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Churchill Meadows Library
Earth Day Activity (All ages)
Saturday, April 21: 3 - 4 p.m.
Please bring a clean empty glass jar.
Children under 7 will require adult assistance.
Happy Earth Day Family Craft (All ages, $2)
Saturday, April 21: 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Maker Mississauga LEGO Earth Day Challenge (5Y+)
Saturday, April 21: 3 - 4 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration (All ages)
Saturday, April 21: 2 - 3 p.m.
South Common Library
Earth Day Storytime and Shell Art (5 Y+)
Saturday, April 21: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day: Food Waste and Composting (Teens)
Saturday, April 21: 2 p.m.
Planting Workshop (5 Y+)
Saturday, April 21: 2 - 2:45 p.m.