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We only have one planet: Celebrate Earth Days by protecting our environment

We’re celebrating Earth Days from April 4-May 11 with a series of virtual and in-person events including tree plantings, art exhibitions, park clean-ups, clothing donations, repair hub and more.

Environment | April 2, 2024

Looking for ways to make a positive impact on the environment this spring? Earth Day is Monday, April 22 and Mississauga joins cities across the world to recognize and celebrate Earth Days, and you can be a part of it too. For Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, the City is recognizing and celebrating Earth Days through a series of virtual and in-person events from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, May 11, and there’s something for everyone.

You can participate in planting trees, come out to an art exhibition or enjoy the Earth Day event at the Hazel McCallion Library. By attending these events, you will not only have a great time but also learn how to take action to help protect our environment while making Mississauga more resilient to our changing climate.

So, mark your calendars and be a part of the celebration to do our part to fight climate change.

Event details


The City is hosting virtual and in-person events in Mississauga for Earth Days 2024. All events take place from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, May 11.

  • Learn about efforts to conserve our green spaces and about wildlife in Mississauga.
    • Join a virtual session for older adults (ages 55 and up) on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. to identify different species of bees, butterflies and other unexpected pollinators.
  • Take part in a spring clean-up event
    • Take part in a litter clean up on Saturday, April 13 at select locations and help keep our parks beautiful and litter free. Clean-up supplies will be provided at each location for those who register.
    • Volunteer anytime to pick up litter around your community with friends, family and co-workers.
  • Practise the circular economy model
  • Come out to an art exhibition
    • Join the Meet Me at the Park exhibition at Bradley Museum to explore the relationship between community and parks. Opening reception is on Thursday, April 25 starting at 4 p.m. Exhibit runs from Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, July 21.
  • Celebrate Earth Days at the library
    • Come out to the Earth Days event at Hazel McCallion Central Library on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. to learn about the Mississauga Seed Library, Mississauga’s natural areas, and container gardening.
    • On Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m., join a virtual author talk with Thomas Wharton as he discusses his novel, the Book of Rain.
  • Help plant trees and shrubs across various Mississauga parks as part of the One Million Trees project


All Mississauga residents interested in participating in an Earth Days event.


The events are either virtual or in-person at various locations. To register, visit

Join the 50 for 50 challenge

Join us in showing your appreciation for the environment by participating in the 50 for 50 challenge and give back to our community. You can donate 50 clothing or electronic items, spend 50-minutes picking up of litter in the clean-up event or plant 50 trees or shrubs. Once you complete the challenge, download the certificate to show off your civic pride.

Celebrating Earth Days is an annual event in Mississauga that provides an opportunity for residents to come together and take action on climate change. It’s a strong reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect our planet by making positive changes in our daily lives that can have a significant impact on the environment.

By participating in Earth Days activities, we can learn about sustainable practices, reduce our carbon footprint and work towards a healthier, greener future for ourselves and generations to come. This April, come out and learn ways to take action for the environment and contribute towards making our city more sustainable and climate change resilient.

For more information on Earth Days 2024 visit: Check out the latest updates about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan updates.

Use Project Neutral’s carbon footprint calculator to understand your climate impact and ways you can take action.

Want to learn how you can get involved with the City’s climate change initiatives? Follow @saugaparksrec on Instagram for more information.

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