Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Orangeville prepares to celebrate Earth Week 2018

Feb 27, 2018 | General

Residents can participate in Earth Week this year through many of the local programs and events to be held April 16-22.

Monday, April 16 kicks off the week of activities with the Environmental Sustainability Award recipients announced at Orangeville Council at 7 p.m. at 87 Broadway. The Environmental Sustainability Awards are presented by Orangeville Council on an annual basis to recognize those who have made a positive contribution to the environmental health of our community. Nominations are open until March 20 at 4 p.m.

“The Age of Consequences”, a film brought by The Fast Forward Eco-film series, Climate Change Action Dufferin-Caledon, will be shown on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Secondary School Theatre. Enter from lower parking lot. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

A Bike Repair Workshop is set for April 18, with a hands-on clinic of common trailside repairs. Bring your own bicycle to the Alder Recreation Centre, Red Floor, 6-8 p.m.

A Book Reading and Book Donation with Councillor Sylvia Bradley is scheduled for April 19 at the Orangeville Public Library, Mill Street Branch, from 10:15-11 a.m.

Spring into Orangeville on April 20 with a gentle guided hike with Mark Whitcombe of the Upper Credit Field Naturalists. Learn the benefits of experiencing Orangeville’s natural areas and trails. Meet at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby at the Alder Recreation Centre and hike until 3 p.m.

The Earth Week tree planting is set for April 21. Park at Broadway Pentecostal Church, 556 Broadway, 9 a.m. A free barbecue is sponsored by the Orangeville Rotary Club and Montgomery Chartwell Seniors Residence.

The annual Baby Tree Forest Dedication will take place on April 22 at 2 p.m. A “forest” will be planted for sponsored babies born in 2017 at Parkinson Crescent Park (90 Parkinson Crescent).

The Orangeville Sustainability Action Team (OSAT) will have Earth Week displays during regular business hours from April 16-20 at the Town Hall (87 Broadway), Alder Street Recreation Centre (275 Alder Street), Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre Street), and Orangeville Public Library (1 Mill Street). A book, CD, DVD, video and magazine exchange will take place throughout this time at Town Hall and the Edelbrock Centre. Bring in any unwanted items and pick up ones you may wish to enjoy. Plus, you can view the environmental displays at all locations.

For more information on Earth Week activities, contact 519-940-9092 or email [email protected]