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July 20, 2019

Down to Earth - Earth Day Canada - Summer 2019

Earth Day Canada

It’s True. It's Summer!

Earth Day Canada is helping people spend quality time outdoors every day to support health, happiness, and the planet. With a mandate to encourage outdoor play and build resilient communities, our programs provide resources and tools for parents, neighbourhoods, schools, educators, and policy-makers. Here’s what’s happening . . .

Thank You for Supporting Earth Day 2019

This Earth Day, we asked people across Canada to engage in one very simple act: #FreeYourPlay with Kamik and Earth Day Canada! Now that Earth Day is over, we hope that you will promise to keep getting outside and sharing how you #FreeYourPlay with us. Let’s keep having fun in the mud, climbing trees, and finding new ways to connect with nature – together!

📸 : Jeff Higgins


#FreeYourPlay at stackt MARKET!

We’re popping up at stackt MARKET this summer as part of Urban Discovery! Earth Day Canada, stackt, and the Children’s Discovery Centre are hosting outdoor POP-UP Adventure Playgrounds – presented by Kamik and Earth Day Canada – every Tuesday throughout July. Urban Discovery will provide a space where kids from 5-12 can build, invent, create, and play freely to their hearts’ content!

The Urban Discovery project is funded by the Public Space Incubator, a project of Park People generously supported by Ken and Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation.


What’s Popping Up this Summer

Got something funky, environmental, or playful coming up? Pop it in our Events Calendar! Plus, we have a play-load of public events coming up this summer – be sure to keep an eye on the calendar to see when we will be popping up in your neighbourhood.


School’s Out for Summer!

OPAL is celebrating a successful and playful year! Each school team made significant steps in supporting outdoor play specific to their school. Congratulations to all OPAL schools for their hard work! Whether in their third or first year, the goals achieved and foundations laid this school year will provide enriched outdoor play for years to come.

📸 : Cedar Drive Junior Public School


Thank You from EcoKids

It was a play-filled 2018-2019 school year for EcoKids! Thank you to our EcoKids family for getting involved in our Take Action series, participating in our campaigns and contests, and educating your students and kids through outdoor play. We wish you a summer filled with outdoor play and time in nature. See you in the fall!


Superpower your School Winners!

Earth Day Canada and Staples Canada are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Staples Superpower your School Contest. These 10 outstanding schools have been selected to receive $20,000 each toward the purchase of new technology in recognition of their environmental efforts. Congratulations, Ecovators!


Let the Streets Run Wild with StreetPLAY

StreetPLAY has rolled out in residential streets across Toronto. We can’t wait to pop by and see kids of all ages taking to their streets to have a riot! To find out if StreetPLAY is taking place in your neighbourhood, visit our website.

Interested in learning more about StreetPLAY initiatives taking place in other parts of Canada, the UK, and the US? Visit the Communities Around the World tab!


My City Too Wants to Hear from You!

Are you a parent or caregiver with a child 12 or under? Earth Day Canada and 8 80 Cities would love if you took our My City Too survey! Help inform and develop the strategy to advance outdoor free play and independent mobility for children across the City of Toronto.


Engaged Employees Drive Sustainability

EcoConnexions – Earth Day Canada and CN’s employee engagement partnership program – has spent recent months tackling important sustainability issues. Mindful of both environmental and social sustainability, EcoConnexions launched a bin sorting campaign to reduce corporate waste, and is now embarking on a housekeeping campaign to keep rail equipment organized and valued employees safe from harm.


Take Our Survey + WIN!

Earth Day Canada wants your feedback! This summer, we will be working hard to improve our website to better serve you. Help us by taking our short survey. We will be giving away a Sony Action Cam to one lucky participant – selected by random draw – as a thank you for your time and effort. We look forward to hearing from you!