Cindy's blog Earth Day 2017

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Spring is a busy time for Green Heroes (saving the planet one story at a time) everywhere! With the celebration of the United Nation’s World Water Day on March 22nd and Green Hero David Suzuki’s 80th birthday on April 4, organizations are now revving up for Earth Day festivities this Saturday, April 22nd. The City makes it easy for you to participate in the Community Clean-ups this weekend. http://www.toronto.ca/311/knowledgebase/48/101000041848.html

A global network of Earth Day organizations is kicking off an ambitious campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on the planet, by 2020. Canada’s contribution to this worldwide goal is 35 million trees. Join Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees campaign which is committed to planting 25,000 legacy trees for Earth Day’s 26th Anniversary in 2017.

Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up presented by WWF and Loblaw Companies Limited. It is one of the largest direct action direct action environmental programs in Canada and the third largest cleanup in the world. To find out how you can get involved, go to: http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/take-action/get-involved

Gala events bring people together to celebrate environmental acts and heroes and to fundraise for future activities. The 5th Annual Waterkeeper Gala will be held on April 21st at the Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper was created by Green Hero, Matt Mattson and Krystyn Tully, with the support of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his global Waterkeeper network. Although the April 21st gala is sold out, Earth Day Canada’s Earth Ball still has tickets available. This annual event, held each Earth Day, hosts more than 400 business and environmental leaders and is held at the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto’s Distillery District.

It’s good to see retailers taking part in Earth Day events too. If you missed the 11th anniversary of The Green Living Show at the Metro Convention Centre Toronto April 6-9 , you can still visit and learn more about exhibitor’s green products and services from the Green Living website.

Planet in Focus, Canada’s longest running environmental film festival, and of which Calstone is a sponsor,  screened some of their festival favourites at the Green Living show and is now accepting submissions and planning for their 19th annual environmental film festival to be held in Toronto from October 19th to October 22rd. With school field trips and world premieres, it’s a not-to-be missed event for both film-lovers and tree-huggers alike.

Earth Day Network has created this toolkit so that you, the environmentally-minded citizen, can create tangible change by organizing and coordinating Earth Day events in your local
Community.

http://www.earthday.org/earthday/toolkits/