Celebrate Earth Day in the Windsor-Essex Community!

There are many exciting Earth Day events happening in Windsor-Essex this year! Read about them below and contact the organizers for more information.

Earth Day 2017 Student Contest

In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re asking students to envision what they want our environment to look like in the next 150 years. We’re inviting students to tell us what they want for the future of our ecosystems. This contest asks students to dream big on what could or should be done! Whether it’s solar panels on every home, or forests on every street, we want to hear their vision for the environment well into the future!

Click here for full contest details.

Submit entries digitally by email to contest@erca.org with the subject heading “Earth Day Art Contest” or via mail to:
Essex Region Conservation
RE: Earth Day Contest Entries
360 Fairview Avenue W. Suite 311
Essex, ON. N8M 1Y6

Submissions must include the student’s name, grade, school name, as well as their teacher’s name and email address. Submission deadline is April 15, 2017 by 4pm.

Earth Day Community Tree Planting

April is Earth Month, and the DRCC and the Essex Region Conservation Earth Day PromoAuthority is inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10am – Noon to help plant more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs in the City of Windsor. While we have shovels to share, you may wish to consider bringing your own to this free event! Event happens at Florence & Wyandotte in Windsor. Parking will be available at the Sand Point Beach Parking Lot off Riverside Drive.

Register your Green Team using the form here! Teams of 10 or more receive special recognition! Click on the poster to download a PDF copy.

To see a map of the event location and parking spots, please view the online map here.

Earth Day Windsor Essex

Join the City of Windsor to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Malden Park (4200 Malden road). This event is free for the public. There will be over 40 environmental exhibits; wildflower planting; arts and crafts; a nature scavenger hunt; and many more environmental activities!  

Earth Day is a day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s natural environment. Our organization aims to educate residents on environment and sustainability issues using hands-on, interactive methods. Over 45 different organizations participate in this event, designed to provide a voice and venue to environmental causes. Earth Day Windsor Essex has been celebrated since 1989.

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please​ contact:

Environment & Sustainability Coordinator
Email: emp@citywindsor.ca
Phone: 519-253-7111 ext. 3290


Get Involved!

From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.