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April is Earth Month

April is Earth Month

‚ÄčEarth Month encompasses the international celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2018. This is the most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Initiated in 1970, this event has been considered the birth of the environmental movement.

‚ÄčEach year, more than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. In Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month to accommodate the profusion of events and projects. Here are some ways that you can celebrate earth week with your family:

  • create a backyard or schoolyard habitat
  • plant a garden or tree
  • start a recycling program at home
  • organize a carpooling campaign in your neighbourhood to reduce air pollution
  • pick up trash in your neighbourhood
  • read a book about an endangered species
  • make a visit to your local zoo, aquarium or museum
  • visit a local park, wildlife area or farm to provide a fun opportunity to learn about the environment and life