Sustainability

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

1. Western’s 12th Annual Earth Day Colloquium- April 9th

Presented on April 9th in Western’s Physics and Astronomy Building. Completely FREE! Come celebrate, learn and discuss about environmental issues and ways to help create a healthier, more sustainable future. Come watch and listen to current Western students discuss topics related to the environment and sustainability as well as invited speakers including:

-       John Dunn (Wilderness explorer & photographer)

-       Mary Muter (Chair of Sierra Club Canada’s Great Lakes Section)

-       Sybil Taylor (Steamwhistle Brewery)

-       Sujane Kandasamy (The Starfish Canada)

For more information please visit or contact:

Visit: http://www.uwo.ca/enviro/Colloquium/EDC2015/

Contact: uwo.earthday@gmail.com

 2.    Earth Day Celebration- London’s Children’s Museum- April 19th

Want a fun way to get the young ones involved in the celebration? Join the Earth Day Celebration on April 19 from 10 am-5 pm at the London’s Children’s Museum. Discuss recycling, participate in the arts and crafts and contribute to an earth mural!

More information at:

http://www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca/plan-your-visit/events_explore/other-summer-events/earth-day-celebration/

3.   ReForest London- Give the Gift of a Tree

You can’t go wrong with giving a tree as a celebration of Earth Day- especially in the Forest City! Check out local non-profit ReForest London’s inventive gift ideas to help spread the greenery this spring:

http://reforestlondon.ca/tree-gift

4.    Hiking with Family or Friends

Its important to recognize what your celebrating so what better way to acknowledge the outdoors in your community than a hike around the many London trails. Take your children out for an afternoon stroll or give yourself a break from the gym and hike with a friend. Upper Thames River Conservation Authority offers various trails for hiking and biking while London has 20 designated Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA’s) suited for an outdoor adventure.

For trail details check out the links below:

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority:

http://thamesriver.on.ca/parks-recreation-natural-areas/trails-bike-hike/

City of London’s Environmentally Significant Areas:

https://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/ESAs.aspx

5.   London Clean & Green- April 25th

On April 25th Londoners are asked to participate in a community cleanup day to prepare London for the beautiful spring and summer weather soon to follow. Started back in 1996, the event has gained momentum in size and contribution in cleaning parks, neighbourhoods, businesses, schools, the Thames River and roadways. Help London become clean and green this Earth Day week!

For more details on the events happening on April 25th please see:

https://londoncleangreen.ca/content/about-london-clean-and-green