April is Earth Month, and with that brings the opportunity to celebrate the planet and learn about ways to lessen the impact of climate change.

On April 22, the world will recognize Earth Day, and leading up to that date are several local events to educate, create fun around environmental initiatives, and give residents the opportunity to admire the many things that make our planet beautiful.

The Town of Orangeville has undertaken numerous commitments to help create a more sustainable community and environment, through its Climate Change initiatives. You can learn more by visiting orangeville.ca/climatechange

Looking for ways to get involved for Earth Week this year? Here are some of the ways you can help celebrate our environment:

Earth Month Storytime with Mayor Lisa Post - Enjoy a storytime with the Mayor followed by an earth month activity.

Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Alder Street Library
Learn more at orangevillelibrary.ca

Tree Planting with Sustainable Orangeville and Credit Valley Conservation - Help enhance the natural beauty and improve the environment by planting trees and shrubs along the Mill Creek Trail.

Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mill Creek Trail off Hunter Road

Earth Day Art Workshop - In this special Earth Day workshop you will create art to spark joy, tap into inner strengths, and open up new ways of contributing to climate change solutions together. The workshop will be facilitated by Registered Psychotherapist and Drama Therapist Cassandra Brennan, in partnership with Climate Action in Dufferin and Art as Therapy.

Saturday, April 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Alder Recreation Centre
Limited spaces available, registration required
Register online at orangevillelibrary.ca/earthworkshop

After School Club - Celebrate Earth Month with some fun games and then make your very own seed bombs. The After School Club is a drop-in program for ages 7 to 12.

Monday, April 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Learn more at orangevillelibrary.ca

Storytelling Series: Sustainability Panel - Learn how you can conserve resources and protect the environment by taking action in your everyday life. Elizabeth Glenday, Heather Peters and Bruna Zarlenga will share eco-lifestyle tips. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mark Whitcombe.

Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Alder Street Library
Advanced registration required
Register online at orangevillelibrary.ca