It’s hard to believe but this year on April 22nd, it’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and Toronto is going all out to make this a day to remember. The parks will be filled with exciting ‘Green Events’ for the whole family.
The ‘Green Events’ will begin on the actual Earth Day and continue through until April 25th. You can go to The Green Guide which outlines all the indoor events at convention centers and churches, so be sure to check it out so you don’t miss a thing.
Outdoor Green Events
Downsview Park, noted for its outstanding celebrations and festivities, will be celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 25th. And what better way to promote a healthy environment than by planting trees?
There’s going to be a public tree planting contest from11 a.m until noon, and from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. where groups of Green Enthusiasts will plant trees in the park’s Canada Forest. If you would like to participate and be part of The Team Green Challenge, you can download the Registration Form and register in advance – it’s on a first-come first-booked basis.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s going to be face painting, exotic animal tales, science shows and an Earth Run. The day will be filled with fun and excitement for the whole family. The City of Toronto is asking anyone who plans to attend to please bring reusable household items to donate.
And for the skateboard enthusiasts, their day will be Saturday, April 24th when they can skate through the city streets and enjoy the freedom and fun of their sport. GreenSkate 2010 begins at the CN Tower at 2 p.m., as the city promotes longboarding as an environmentally safe form of transportation.
Earth Day is not only a day of fun but it’s also a day when parents can show their children the importance of taking care of the earth and the need for us all to help make our future a healthy one.