Earth Day, 2020
NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a global event to create awareness for environmental conservation and to encourage people to be more environmentally conscience and take action to reduce environmental impacts. Due to the effects caused by COVID-19, for 2020 The City of Niagara Falls encourages residents to participate in activities at home that create a healthier environment, setting an example for the next generation.
Earth Day is a time to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment, sustainable living and earth awareness. Environmentalists all over the world will recycle, conserve energy and teach the importance of energy conservation this Earth Day.
How YOU can support Earth Day
Residents are inspired to be more environmentally conscious, and take action to reduce the environmental footprint. The purpose of Earth Day is to teach people simple strategies to conserve energy and participate in environmental conservation and demonstrate how easy it is to conserve energy without causing any inconveniences. Activities can be continued outside of Earth Day and be applied all year.
Residents are also encouraged to share positive, exciting and unique stories about how they support environmental conservation (ie. composting at home, reusing old products, homegrown fruits/veggies, etc.) to inspire others to follow by example.
Here are some great ideas to consider while planning your Earth Day activities:
- Encourage family and friends to participate in Earth Day activities at home.
- Leave your car at home. Utilize your bike or walk for exercise. Please be sure to practice physical distancing when out in public.
- Turn your energy towards the backyard and consider doing some yardwork.
- "Turn off the lights", energy conservation. Plan activities all day with the lights off.
- Turn the laptop off and play board games or cards with family.
- Composting. Make an effort to compost daily.
- If you are starting to garden, consider planting some pollinator flowers to attract bees, which are essential to our food chain.
- Plant an "Earth Day" legacy tree in the backyard with your family.
- Ditch the Plastic. Stop buying single use plastic beverage containers and instead, buy liquids in bulk.
- For new parents, consider using cloth diapers.
- Think before you print.
- Post online what you plan to do during Earth Day to inspire others to participate
For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905 356 7521 x 3341