Earth Day 2019 | List of Things to do in Waterloo Region for Earth Day

 

Looking for something to do on Earth Day? How about the rest of the week? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of the special events and activities happening in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge on the week of the April 22nd and Earth Day 2019! Some activities may require registration or other important information, be sure to click the link to the accompanying website to find out more.

EARTH DAY SHORELINE CLEAN-UP 

What: Preston Flats is often littered with garbage from upstream after spring flooding. Join in cleaning up the shoreline on which numerous birds and other wildlife depend. 

When: Monday, 22 April, 1:00 PM  

Where: Rare Charitable Research Reserve, 1679 Blair Rd., Cambridge, ON 

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Earth Day Showcase 

What: Join us this Earth Day to learn all about recycling, clean water, and sustainability! While you’re here, participate in a Green Scavenger Hunt that will lead you throughout THEMUSEUM’s green initiatives! 

When: Monday, 22 April, 11:00 AM 

Where: THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street West Kitchener, ON

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Earth Day Reconciliation Tree Plant 

What: The Land has been deeply impacted by colonization. We have a responsibility to work towards restoring ecosystems and relationships. Bring your family to plant trees, remove invasive species, and listen to Dr. Andrew Judge (Anishinaabe) speak about revitalizing Indigenous Land practices toward sustainability.  

When: Mon, 22 April, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  

Where: Waterloo 33, 82 Meadow Creek Lane #R, Cambridge, ON 

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Butterfly Walks + Easter Storytime 

What: Celebrate the return of spring wildflowers and wildlife with a guided walk led by the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Explore the tropical greenhouse and enjoy some of our favourite bug and butterfly books during Storytime. 

When: All Earth Day (April 22) and Easter Weekend activities are family friendly and included with regular admission. 

Where: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge, ON

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Earth Day: 20 Minute Makeover 

What: In honour of Earth Day (April 22), join the Sustainability Office for our annual 20 Minute Makeover and help tidy up around campus and in the community! Organized annually by the City of Waterloo, the 20 Minute Makeover encourages organizations to tidy up our neighborhoods. 

When: Wednesday, 24 April, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Where: Environment 3 (EV3), 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON

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The Eco Market 2019 

What: Our yearly big conference and the green event of the year! Featuring a highly curated marketplace, speakers all day, interactive activities for the full family and more, free to attend! Reep Green Solutions will also be there offering $10 off your order of the Bloom{in} Box all-in-one garden kits! 

When: Saturday, 27 APRIL, 11:00 AM  5:00 PM 

Where: Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, ON

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K-W Earth Day Event 

What: Join staff from the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo as we host our annual Earth Day celebration. Free activities for the whole family including bird box building, live bird of prey shows, kids crafts and tree planting. 

When: Saturday, 27 April, 1:00 PM– 4:00 PM 

Where: Bechtel Park, Waterloo, ON

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Settler’s Grove Community Clean Up 

What: Join us for our community Earth Day clean up. Continental Breakfast will be served for all volunteers. Bring your rain boots and gardening gloves. 

When: Saturday, 27 April, 10 AM 

Where: Settler’s Grove Park182 Pioneer Tower Rd, Kitchener, ON

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Cambridge Community Clean Up 

What: Pick up your litter clean up supplies at one of these City Green booths.  

When: Saturday, 27 April, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Where: Your choice of clean up locationCambridge ON 

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Kitchener Community Clean Ups 

What: Community clean-ups bring neighbours, colleagues or classmates together for a common cause – cleaning up our community. They provide an opportunity to see how a small act for a short time can have a great impact. And, when people get involved in cleaning their neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces, they are less likely to litter – and more likely to keep it clean. Choose a date, time and clean-up location that works best for you. 

When: Materials will be available for pick up after April 1. Register for clean-up time that works for you! 

Where: Your neighborhood, school or near your workplace: anywhere! 

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School-yard clean-up PLUS 

What: In honour of Earth Month, local schools are encouraged to hold a school-yard clean-up PLUS other Earth Day-related activities for a day in April. For example, some schools host book swaps, while others hold green scavenger hunts and fun quizzes about the environment. 

When: If you need supplies, click here to register your school-yard clean-up by Friday, April 5. Kits will be sent out the week of April 8. 

Where: Your school, Kitchener ON 

Find out more!

 

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