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Earth Week activities scheduled for April 23-28

Mar 21, 2019 | General

Residents can participate in Earth Week this year through many of the local programs and events to be held April 23-28 – and at a spring clean-up on May 4.

Sustainable Orangeville will have Earth Week displays throughout the week at Alder Recreation Centre (275 Alder Street) and Orangeville Public Library (1 Mill Street). A book/DVD exchange will be available during regular business hours from April 23-28 at Alder Recreation Centre and the Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre Street). Bring in any unwanted items and pick up ones you may wish to enjoy.

The seed library will be available at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library.

Climate Change Action Dufferin Caledon will host the movie “Living with Change” at Westside Secondary School at 7 p.m. on April 23.  Admission is free or by donation.

A Bike Repair Clinic is set for April 24, with a hands-on clinic of common trailside repairs. Bring your own bicycle to Alder Recreation Centre, Red Floor, 6-8 p.m. The clinic is hosted by Cycling Elements & Cycle Orangeville.

“DIRT”, a film presented by Drawdown Headwaters, will be shown on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library. Admission is free.

A Book Reading and Book Donation with Councillor Grant Peters is scheduled for April 25 at the Orangeville Public Library, Mill Street Branch, from 10:15-11 a.m. Councillor Peters will read from one of several books donated by Sustainable Orangeville.

Spring into Orangeville on April 26 with a “Protect Our Species” guided trail hike along the Montgomery Trails. Meet guide Mark Whitcombe of Headwaters Nature in the lobby at Alder Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.

The Earth Week tree planting is set for April 27 at Fendley Park at 9 a.m., sponsored by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and UPS. A free barbecue will follow at 11:30 a.m.

The annual BIA "Clean Sweep" will be held downtown on April 27 at 10 a.m., sponsored by RBC.

The annual Baby Tree Forest Dedication will take place on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Mother Teresa Park (328 Lewis Drive). A “forest” will be planted for sponsored babies born in 2018.

On April 29, the Environmental Sustainability Award recipients will be 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. Applications for the award can be found on the Town’s website.

Let’s Make Orangeville Shine is scheduled for May 4, hosted by Orangeville Rotary Club and Tim Hortons. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Rotary Park, followed by a free BBQ at 11:30 a.m. Dufferin Waste will provide gloves and bags. Following the litter pick-up, Climate Change Action Dufferin Caledon will be performing a weigh-in and waste audit of the trash to better understand the sources and educate the public.

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