Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since 1970.
This year in the weeks leading up to Earth Day the City of St. John’s Waste and Recycling division will be out and about in the community to educate and celebrate how individuals small actions such as reducing, reusing and recycling makes a big and positive impact towards greenhouse gas (climate change) mitigation.
City Recreation Programs
Waste and Recycling staff will visit Easter Camps at City of St. John’s Community Centre’s to play games, complete activity sheets and watch videos to educate and empower children to be kinder to the earth by reducing, reusing and recycling.
Earth Day Market
Visit the Earth Day Market to check out local and sustainable products, hosted by the St. John’s Farmers’ Market at 245 Freshwater Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16.
The City’s Waste Diversion team will be there to answer recycling and backyard composting questions. Blue bags for recycling and clear bags for garbage will be available to pick up for free.
Backyard Composting Session
During the Earth Day Market, at 11 a.m. in the Community Room, composting experts from MUN Botanical Garden are offering a free backyard compost information session. Space is limited and is available on a ‘first come, first seated’ basis.
If you can’t make it to the market there is another compost session being held at the Botanical Garden on Earth Day Saturday, April 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Completing the Garden’s backyard compost course online or attending an in-person session gives St. John’s residents an opportunity to purchase a low cost MMSB backyard compost bin from the City of St. John’s.
Flag Raising at City Hall
Join Deputy Mayor O’Leary, City staff and partners to recognize Earth Day by raising an Earth Day flag outside City Hall at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21. All are welcome to attend.