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Celebrate Earth Days 2021 by Taking Part in Green Initiatives

Environment | April 6, 2021

From April 12 to 24, the City of Mississauga is hosting a series of online Earth Days 2021 events. These environmentally-focused events will educate residents on sustainable actions they can take to protect the environment while helping to make Mississauga more climate change resilient. Events range from online field trips and walking tours to nature sketching sessions. Earth Days 2021 programming encourages residents to develop a greater understanding of low-carbon and environmentally-friendly practices.

Earth Days 2021 furthers the actions set out in the City’s Climate Change Action Plan by educating residents about climate change action. The plan includes 21 key actions to be implemented by 2030 including meaningful engagement opportunities for residents.

Earth Days 2021 events include:

Event Date Details Registration Link
Family Storytime

April 12 & 14

11-11:30 a.m.

An online program with stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities.

Watch the event on Facebook Live

 

Take and Make – Featuring Jack and the Beanstalk

April 12

2-2:30 p.m.

An online green craft activity with the Mississauga Library team. Watch the event on Facebook Live
Riverwood Virtual Walk April 12 An online walk-and-talk on the Riverwood trails and lesson on how climate change is impacting the land. Register
History of Laundry April 14 An online session to learn about the history of household laundry and how to make the laundry process greener at home. Register
Sketch Night April 16 An online session to learn how to sketch nature around you. Register
Food in a Changing Climate April 19 An online session to learn practical tips and recipe ideas to make environmentally-friendly food choices. Register
Nature in Your Neighbourhood April 21 An online field trip to find out more about the amazing species in Mississauga. Register
Our Climate Our Stories: Storytelling by Canadian Youth April 22 An online event with a panel of young Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as they share their climate experiences through their own narrated stories. There will be a special announcement by the City of Mississauga. Register
Online Gardening Workshop: Gardening in a Changing Climate

April 22

 

An online workshop to learn about rainwater harvesting, native plant gardening, rain gardens and permeable paving. Register
Earth Days Trivia April 23 Online trivia night to test environmental knowledge.

Register

 

 

Can’t make it to an Earth Days 2021 event? Residents are encouraged to continue getting involved and help green Mississauga. Environmental actions residents can take at home include:

  • Eating a more plant-based diet
  • Starting the conversation about climate change with friends and family
  • Driving less
  • Walking, cycling or taking transit
  • Planting trees
  • Growing local food
  • Planting a rain garden
  • Hanging clothes to dry
  • Conserving more and wasting less
  • Replacing light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs
  • Clearing storm drains of blockages

For more information on Earth Days 2021 visit: mississauga.ca/earthdays.

Learn more about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan to find out what the City is doing to tackle climate change.

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