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We have extended our Earth Days programing! From April 15 to April 27, Mississauga will join cities across the world to recognize and celebrate Earth Week, the largest global environmental event. Earth Days 2019 is your chance to take action for the environment and help make our city more sustainable and climate change resilient. Celebrate Earth Days 2019 and participate in many of the environmental events happening across the city:

2019 Earth Day Events

20 Minute Makeover
April 15 - 27
Partner: GLAD ®

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

Register for the 20 Minute Makeover

For those who have registered, garbage and recycling bags, gloves and safety tip sheets will be available at your local community centre, while supplies last starting Monday, April 8.

Did you know? In 2018, over 3500 Mississauga residents participated in the 20-Minute Makeover!


Clothing and Electronic Waste Collection
April 15 - 27
Partner: Partners in Project Green, Region of Peel, Diabetes Canada and Ontario Electronic Stewardship

The City of Mississauga and partners are organizing a collection drive in support of Earth Days. Residents can drop off unwanted electronics and used clothing, at no charge to Civic Centre, Central Library or any of the City's community centers. The following items will be collected:

  • Clothing-based items and textiles, including: clothing, hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains, sleeping bags and yarn. All clothing items will be donated to Diabetes Canada
  • Electronic waste, including: laptops, desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, cell phones, electronic accessories, audio and video equipment, network equipment, video game consoles, wires, scanners, cable receivers, portable digital music players, televisions, batteries, fax machines, medical devices, printers, tonner and ink cartridges. Please note that CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes will not be accepted. All electronic items will be collected and recycled by Ontario Electronic Stewardship.

Did you know? Thanks to community support, over 12 tonnes of materials were collected and diverted from landfill in 2017-2018.


Indoor Gardening Class
Wednesday, April 24 at 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Malton Community Centre

Join Ecosource at the Malton Community Centre to celebrate Earth Days with plants! We'll learn about the life cycle of a plant, ground ourselves with seed yoga and get our hands dirty planting. All participants will be able to plant and take home a seed for their garden. This workshop is perfect for children and families who want to grow together.

Register for this class or learn more about community gardens.

Did you know? You can participate in fun gardening activities or grow your own food at one of the City's eight community gardens!


One Million Trees Planting
Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Brickyard Park, Fleetwood Park, Stonewood Park, Willowvale Fields
Partners: Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Conservation Halton

Join the City of Mississauga and partners at the annual One Million Trees Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. This year, we will be planting native trees and shrubs, along with other hands-on environmental activities at four Mississauga parks.

The event's flagship site is in Brickyard Park where there will be exhibitors, kids activities, tree stewardship and, of course, tree planting! This year's tree planting events include:

  • Brickyard Park - Ward 7, hosted by City of Mississauga (FLAGSHIP SITE)
  • Willowvale Fields - Ward 6, hosted by Credit Valley Conservation
  • Stonewood Park - Ward 10, hosted by Conservation Halton
  • Fleetwood Park - Ward 3, hosted by Toronto and Region Conservation

Trees planted will support the City's One Million Trees Mississauga campaign, a 20-year program to encourage residents, schools, community groups and businesses to join the City's tree planting efforts on both public and private lands in Mississauga. Since the program launch six years ago, over 300,000 trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers and partners.

For more information and to register for a tree planting, visit the One Million Trees campaign page.

Did you know? The City currently has approximately 2.1 million trees, which absorb 7,400 tonnes of CO2 a year. That's the equivalent of taking 1,425 cars off the road!



More Earth Days events in our community

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Monday, April 15
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Frank McKechnie Library

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Monday, April 15
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Sheridan Library

Craft - After School Club (Ages 6-9)
Monday, April 15
4 - 5 p.m.
Erin Meadows Library

Sort It Right; Earth Day Challenge (All ages)
Tuesday, April 16
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Port Credit Library

Earth Day Storytime (All ages)
Tuesday, April 16
6:30 - 7 p.m.
Clarkson Library

Earth Day Crafts (Ages 7-11)
Tuesday, April 16
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Woodlands Library

Earth Day LEGO™ Club (Ages 5-12)
Tuesday, April 16
6 - 7 p.m.
Sheridan Library

Sort It Right; Earth Day Challenge (All ages)
Wednesday, April 17
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Port Credit Library

Earth Day Baby Storytime (Ages 0-18 M)
Wednesday, April 17
10:15 - 11 a.m.
Lakeview Library

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Wednesday, April 17
4 - 4:30 p.m.
Port Credit Library

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Wednesday, April 17
6:30 - 7 p.m.
Cooksville Library

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Wednesday, April 17
3 - 3:30 p.m.
Sheridan Library

Earth Day LEGO™ Club (Ages 5-12)
Thursday, April 20
2 - 3 p.m.
Lakeview Library

Easter/Earth Day Family Craft (All ages, $2)
Thursday, April 20
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Clarkson Library

Earth Day LEGO™ Club (All ages)
Thursday, April 20
10 - 11 a.m.
Clarkson Library

Earth Day Craft (Ages 5+, $2)
Thursday, April 20
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Lorne Park Library

Eggcellent Easter and Earth Day Fun (All ages)
Thursday, April 20
2- 3 p.m.
South Common Library

Earth Day Craft (Ages 9-12, $2)
Thursday, April 20
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Churchill Meadows Library

Earth Day LEGO™ Club (Ages 5-12)
Thursday, April 20
9:30 a.m.
Central Library

Earth Day Family Storytime (All ages)
Thursday, April 20
11 a.m.
Central Library

Earth Day Craft (Ages 5+)
Monday, April 22
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Library

Earth Day - Easter Craft (Ages 5-12)
Monday, April 22
2 - 3 p.m.
Sheridan Library

Earth Day Storytime and Craft (All ages)
Monday, April 22
2 - 3 p.m.
Courtneypark Library

Recycled Magazine Butterflies (All ages)
Monday, April 22
2 - 3 p.m.
Meadowvale Library

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