Milton has two weeks of Earth Day events planned for 2023 celebration

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Published April 13, 2023 at 11:47 am

The Town of Milton has plenty of events celebrating this year’s Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet and there are a couple of weeks worth of activities beginning Saturday, April 15.

“The Town of Milton strives to be good stewards of the environment year-round, with a number of events occurring in and around Earth Day,” said a Town spokesperson.

We encourage Milton residents to participate in these events (rain or shine) to celebrate Earth Day, give back to our environment, and keep outdoor spaces safe and clean for all to enjoy.”

In recognition of Earth Day, Milton is planting several hundred trees and shrubs this spring and fall with environmental partners Sustainable Milton and Conservation Halton, in addition to the hundreds of trees being planted in streetscapes and parks.

Here are some of the events coming up.

April 15-30: Two-week community clean-up

  • The community is encouraged to join the Town of Milton in a two-week clean-up initiative
  • Residents can participate from April 15 to 30, and clean-up kits will be available at the Milton Sports Centre
  • Kits include gloves, garbage bags, and a map of surrounding areas
  • If you head outside and participate in local clean-ups, email [email protected] so the Town can pick up the garbage bags in a timely manner

April 22 – Earth Day Clean-up in partnership with Sustainable Milton

  • Time: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Location: Milton Sports Centre (south side) and surrounding area

May 20 – Spring planting day with Conservation Halton and Sustainable Milton

  • Time: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Location: Milton Sports Centre (north side – retention pond)
  • Goal is naturalizing spaces by planting native species

Other ways you can get involved:

  • Complete Milton’s Earth Day scavenger hunt
  • Use reusable bags and utensils
  • Cook a plant-based meal
  • Ride a bike
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Save electricity and turn off lights when you leave a room

For more details about the Town’s environmental sustainability efforts, visit the website.

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