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Earth Days

Mississauga will join cities across the world to recognize and celebrate Earth Days, the largest global environmental event. From April 12 to April 24, is your chance to take action for the environment and help make our city more sustainable and climate change resilient.

Events

Celebrate Earth Days 2021 and participate in one or more of the many environmental events happening this month.

April 12 and 14: Family Storytime

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate Earth Days with a Mississauga Library Facebook Live Storytime. Join us for an interactive program with stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that the whole family will continue to can enjoy together at home!

Watch the event on Facebook Live

April 12: Take and Make Featuring Jack and the Beanstock

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join the Mississauga Library and jump-start your creativity using a variety of techniques and materials! Follow along with the Library team for a fun and green craft!

Craft supplies available at your local library on a first-come, first served basis starting April 5, 2021.

Watch the event on Facebook Live

April 12: Riverwood Virtual Walk

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Partner: Riverwood Conservation Area

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Join staff from The Riverwood Conservancy for a (virtual) walk-and-talk on the Riverwood trails. Learn how Climate Change is impacting the land, and how conservation activities and natural infrastructure help to mitigate its effects and enhance biodiversity in this ecologically vital park in the middle of Mississauga.

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April 14: History of Laundry

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Partner: Museums of Mississauga

Let’s “air the dirty laundry” about dirty laundry! First we’ll share a brief history of household laundry including washing techniques, tools, soaps and stain removers. Then we’ll discuss how you can make the laundry process greener in your own home including how to make homemade laundry soap, stain removers and dryer sheets.

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April 16: Sketch Night

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sketch Artist: Hilda Namini

Join us for a sketch night and learn how to sketch the nature around you! Join in with your friends and family virtually and spend the evening having fun and learning new techniques.

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April 19: Food in a Changing Climate

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Partner: Ecosource

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How does the food we eat impact the climate? Join us for an online session of learning, practical tips, and recipe ideas where we will explore ways we can make food choices that are friendlier for our environment, and learn how to take climate action in your kitchen!

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April 20: Nature in Your Neighbourhood

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Partner: Community Climate Council

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Ever wondered what kinds of birds call your backyard home? Or what the different species of trees are in your local park? Do you want a better understanding of the living things found in your neighbourhood? Join a local environmental educator for a virtual field trip and find out more about the amazing species that call urban Mississauga home.

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April 22: Our Climate Our Stories, Storytelling by Canadian Youth

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Partners: Community Climate Council, EnviroMuslims, BAM (Books, Art, Music) Collective

Climate change is creating an array of physical and emotional experiences. Join us to hear from a panel of young Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as they share their climate experiences through their own narrated stories. The panel will explore how their stories were brought to life, and the profound impact their climate change experiences have had in helping build resilient communities. You will also want to tune in for a very special announcement by the City of Mississauga!

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April 22: Online Gardening Workshop, Gardening in a Changing Climate

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Partner: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Join TRCA and the Mississauga Library to learn more about how climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale, including our yards. Learn about rainwater harvesting, native plant gardening, rain gardens, and permeable paving in this introductory gardening program with a focus on climate change resiliency.

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April 23: Earth Days Trivia

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

True of False: Earth Days is the largest global environmental movement.

Answer: True!

Join us for a fun filled event and test your environmental knowledge! Form a team with family and friends, prepare your quick clicking reflexes, and enjoy an evening of information.

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One Million Trees

Stay tuned for information on One Million Trees Earth Days tree giveaway! Be the first to get updates by registering for the mailing list or learn more about One Million Trees.

Earth Day Canada- Municipalities Mobilizing

Earth Day Canada (EDC) is a national environmental awareness organization that has been developing and leading Earth Day initiatives in Canada since 1995. This year Mississauga is joining cities across Canada by participating in Earth Day Canada’s “Municipalities Mobilizing” campaign. Our very own Mayor Bonnie Crombie is featured as the national Municipal spokesperson and wants to invite you to celebrate Earth Days and join the movement!

Join the movement and learn more about Earth Day Canada.

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In the community

In addition to Earth Days events, the City is currently looking to engage the community on the following strategies. Have your say and get involved!

Mississauga’s Urban Agriculture Strategy

The Parks, Forestry and Environment Division is working towards creating an urban agriculture strategy that will help identify the City’s role in supporting Corporate and community efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.

Through the strategy, the City of Mississauga will work to encourage healthier lifestyles, empower the community to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce and support local businesses with ties to urban agriculture.

Learn more about the Urban Agriculture Strategy.

Build Beautiful Mississauga’s Stormwater Masterplan

The “Build Beautiful” Stormwater Master Plan will outline actions and recommendations for managing rainwater over the immediate and long-term in Mississauga. This plan will assist in addressing issues facing Mississauga today and into the future, including flooding and water quality. It will chart a course toward protecting our water supply and preserving our natural environment.

Register for a Public Information Centres on April 13 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn more about Build Beautiful.