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Earth Day

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 individual’s 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 visited Spring 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.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market & DIY Bicycle Repair Station

Visit the St. John’s Farmers’ Market at 245 Freshwater Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and find the City’s Waste info table – pick up some free blue bags for recycling and clear bags for garbage. City Waste staff will be there to answer your recycling, waste disposal and backyard composting questions. 

As part of the Earth Day Canada 2024 theme sustainable transportation, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27 bring your bicycle to the Community Room (from the outside entrance) to take advantage of the tools and know-how of Ordinary Spokes volunteers and get your ride ready for the season at no cost to you!

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 19. All are welcome to attend.