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Earth Day: April 22

Earth Day is an annual day of celebrating our Mother Earth. On this day, events and demonstrations take place around the world to support environmental protection. Here are some ways that you can celebrate Earth Day this year:

Go to an Event!

Jazz-Tonic Trio: Earth Day Jazz Vespers Concert
Sunday, April 21, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne Street
Vocal and instrumental jazz standards based on the Earth Day theme and inspired by the mood of spring and love. Free event. For more information, click here.
 
Earth Mudder Weekend
Saturday, April 20, 9  a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 4p.m.
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave.
Celebrate Earth Day with hiking, planting, hands-on cooking, gardening, and biking workshops. Free with admission. For more information click here.
 
Earth Day in the Valley
Sunday, April 21, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum, 67 Pottery Road
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site invites visitors of all ages to come and have fun while learning to be a better citizen of the planet.  For more information, click here.

Take Action!

  • Meatless Day: Do the planet a favour and try to go vegetarian for a day.  
  • Splurge Ethically: If you’re going to treat yourself to a chocolate bar, make it Fair Trade Organic.
  • Clean and Green: Purge your home of chemical cleansers and make your own. Click here for a list of recipes you can try.
  • Black Out Night: Turn out the lights, the TV and the stove tonight. 

Say a Prayer!

Heavenly Father and Mother, thank you for our life-giving Earth that we celebrate today on Earth Day. Bless all the celebrations, educational programs, and projects that seek to express our appreciation for this great gift. May we be zealous for the Earth not just today, but every day of our lives. Guide us in the monumental and important mission of restoring the integrity of creation. We dedicate our lives anew to you and to this great work of our time. This we pray through Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
 
From the CSJ Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth
 

 

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