This week is Earth Week. While Earth Day is a highlight of the week on Friday, April 22nd, there is plenty to celebrate all month in London, Ontario.
Earth Day in London
For starters, London is in the midst of the 12 days of cleaning. London Clean and Green, an offset of the City of London, focuses on a different thing to clean every day over 12 days, April 12th – 23rd, 2016. From your closet to garage, medicine cabinet to your drains, the purpose is to rethink waste and your part in creating it. The spring cleanup campaign wraps up with a 20-minute business cleanup, followed by a community cleanup day held at various locations across London. Be a part of cleaning up your own backyard.
A little spring cleaning is good for the soul and your corner of the Earth, but there is more that you can do. On Friday, April 22nd from 10am – 2pm, head over to the Talbot Centre Mall for Green Initiatives. There will be representatives from Nature Conservancy, London Transit Commision, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, Thames Valley Trail Association, the City of London, and many more. Get information on how you can be greener in your home, transportation, and with lifestyle choices, plus enter to win some sweet prizes.
Over the course of the weekend there will be even more great events celebrating Earth Day.
- ReForest London will be planting trees at Meadowgate Fields Park on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10am – 1pm. A super event CLC can get behind – tree planting!
- The next Thames River Cleanup will be held April 23rd along the banks of the Thames. With sites located at plenty of places along the Thames River, all you need to do is register (you could win a Nova Craft canoe) and show up with a can-do attitude and the will to clean up our riverbanks.
- Earth Day celebrations are planned out at St Julien Park on Sunday, April 24th, from 11am – 3pm. There will be more tree planting (yippee!), bird box building, a giant Earth Day mandala, and plenty more.
Even if you cannot attend one of these great events, you can still do your part to make London a greener place to live. Clean up your neighbourhood under your own steam. Plant a tree in your yard (don’t forget to count it towards the Million Tree Challenge). Contact CLC Tree Services with any tree planting questions or assistance you may need. Make environmentally sound choices and decisions in your life, from carrying your own reusable bags, to recycling and reusing, to reducing your impact on the Earth by ditching the car and cycling, running or walking instead. We are given one Earth to live on. Let’s take care of it, so it can give back to us.