Earth Day - This event has already occurred
Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us in building awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and taking positive actions to clean up the environment, in recognition of Earth Day.
What is Earth Day?
Each year since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated globally on April 22nd. As environmental challenges and climate change continue to be experienced at both a local and global level, it is important to work together to take action towards a more sustainable future in order to preserve our local assets for generations to come.
Northumberland County is committed to promoting and supporting actions to improve sustainability, preserve natural assets and create a healthier environment. As a municipal partner for Earth Day Canada, we will be organizing local community-based initiatives to help make a positive impact on the environment in recognition of Earth Day.
For more information about Earth Day, visit the Earth Day Canada website.
How to get involved
The Mayors' Keep the County Clean Challenge - April 17-22, 2023
Every year, municipalities participate in a week-long litter cleanup campaign in an effort to keep the County clean from litter from roadsides, parks, trails, ditches, etc. Residents are encouraged to register with their local municipality to pick up bags, gloves and safety vests.
How to register
Registration is now open, to register please contact your areas representative listed below:
Township of Alnwick Hadimand: Susan Smith at 905-349-2700
Municipality of Brighton: Gord Fletcher at 613-475-1162
Town of Cobourg: Register online at cobourg.ca/cleanup
Township of Cramahe: Janet Newall at 905-355-2821 ext. 222
Township of Hamilton: Lucus Kelly at 905-342-2810 ext. 119
Municipality of Port Hope: Leah or Pam at 905-753-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipality of Trent Hills: Dawn Welch at 705-653-1900
The 20-Minute Makeover
On Friday, April 21st, community members are encouraged to spend a few minutes cleaning up an area in their neighbourhood, such as their school yard, place of work or a local park. No registration is required - simply grab a bag and some gloves and head outdoors.
Get involved at home
For ideas of how to get involved and make a positive impact on the environment from the comfort of your home, visit the Earth Day Canada website.
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