Unfortunately in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are several events that are cancelled this year in Windsor-Essex focused on celebrating Earth Month in different ways.
The Earth Day community tree planting in east Windsor is cancelled in April and is expected to be rescheduled to October 2020. In addition, the annual Earth Day celebration at Malden Park is cancelled. Organizations involved in both of these events are working to create some online content to celebrate Earth Month virtually and continue the celebrations virtually and keep us focused on the environment during this time.
As more online content develops, the DRCC will post it here to this page. Initiatives available are listed below.
Earth Day Student Contest
Looking for something meaningful to do while the kids are home from school? Tell us how you are taking action on climate change! Individual actions for the environment can create ripple effects that inspire and motivate others. Whether it is spreading the word on social media or creating a poster to hang, we want to know how you are making a difference. Students can submit illustrations, essays, poems or photos. There are cool prizes to be won! The deadline to submit is extended until fall 2020. Guidelines and how to submit can be found here.
eEarth Day Call to Action
This is a virtual initiative, run by the Detroit River Coalition, that asks volunteers pledge to replace one single-use item that they frequently use with a reusable alternative, then share their promise online. The idea is that we exhibit how small acts by many TOGETHER can have huge environmental impact. The pledge is hosted through the Detroit River Coalition, and we invite you to:
1) Take the pledge online
2) Share their promise to the environment on social media via photos or videos (tag @DetroitRiverCoalition or @DetRivCoalition and use the hashtag #eEarthDay
3) In honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary (April 22) and in an effort to show how small acts by many TOGETHER can have huge environmental impact, encourage friends and family to join you in taking the pledge.