Earth Day is April 22nd. While Calgary does not have any city-wide Earth Day events planned, there are a few events we’d like to tell you about.
Green Calgary is once again selling its rain barrels and composters throughout the city. Over the years, they’ve sold thousands–which means that Calgarians have collected millions of litres of rainwater to use in their gardens and literally tonnes of organic waste has been broken down into healthy food for plants! From April until June, Green Calgary will be selling their rain barrels and composters at locations across the city, in co-operation with the City of Calgary and ATB Financial. To find out where and when they will be, please see the Green Calgary page. As these often sell out quickly, you can also make an purchase through their website. All proceeds from the sales go back into local environmental initiatives.
The Calgary Zoo wants Calgarians to “E-rase their E-waste” by recycling it rather than placing it in the garbage where it goes into a landfill. By encouraging people to safely recycle their electronics, the Calgary Zoo wishes to highlight the Earth Day theme that doing something small to help the environment can have a big impact. From April 19 – 23, people can bring in desktop computers, laptops, printers, televisions, and cell phones to the Zoo’s north parking lot from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm to the drop-off location. A 30 minute grace period for parking will be in effect so people can drop off their items. The Zoo will receive a small fee for the e-waste items which will be re-invested into its conservation and sustainability programs. Also, the Calgary Zoo is collaborating with Green Calgary, who is providing information to zoo patrons on how they can become more “green” at home. Green Calgary will also be at the e-waste drop off point on Friday, April 21st at 11 am – 4 pm with rain barrels and composters for sale.
If you want to diaper your baby using environmentally friendly cloth diapers but don’t know how to begin, then come out to the Great Cloth Diaper Exchange! The Calgary event is part of a global network of such events that are held every year as part of Earth Day.. This year’s local change will take place at Cambrian Heights Hall, located at 600 Northmount Drive NW in Calgary. There will be information stalls and experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. At 11:45 there will be a FREE workshop, “Cloth Diaper 101” and no registration is necessary. For more information, see our post.
These events are city-wide events that are happening in our city for Earth Day. Please let us know what your family do to help the environment, both on Earth Day and every day!
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.