Earth Day 2016

Sustainability is important to Canadians. There are many reasons sustainability is important for doing business, and reducing environmental impact of our events is an important goal. There are many environmentalist events each year. One of the most recognized and globally partnered sustainability initiatives is Earth Day.

Friday, April 22rd 2016

Earth Day is an important environmental stewardship event that is participated in by countries all over the globe.

“Every year over 6,000,000 people and almost every school-aged child in Canada take part in annual Earth Day celebrations.

Earth Day Canada

This year is the 25th anniversary of Earth Day being celebrated in Canada. The hashtag, #Rooting4Trees, is the theme. A global network of Earth Day organizations has commit to planting 7.8 billion trees in the next four years, one for each person on the planet! Canada is doing its fair share by planting 25, 000 trees each Earth Day to reach our goal of 35 million by 2020.

Want to Get Involved?

The annual Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association’s Earth Day event. Participants get the rare opportunity to climb the 802 stairs in the Calgary Tower… The event is open to the public and anyone can register. You can also sponsor someone else to do the hard part for you. The 2016 event on April 23, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Climb and the 14th annual Run for Wilderness!

If you’re looking for some thing a little less strenuous this Earth Day, check out the Campus Cleanup at the University of Calgary. This is the 7th annual Earth Day Campus Clean-up and Barbecue hosted by the Office of Sustainability, Merit Travel and Contiki Holidays.

Learn more about making your business sustainable at Sustainability Breakfast, a local, informative, and inexpensive recurring event. The breakfast’s have different themes each month, each relating to making your business more sustainable. What are some ways that you have made your events more sustainable and earth-friendly? Let us know on Facebook!

By Kailey Lewis

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