Earth Days 2024

Each year, Mississauga joins cities across the world to recognize and celebrate the environment through Earth Day activities.

This April, learn some ways that you can take action to make our city more sustainable and climate change resilient.

EarthDay Globe

In-person events

Library Earth Day Celebration
Library Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Hazel McCallion Central Library | Drop-in

Celebrate Earth Day and learn about the Mississauga Seed Library, Mississauga’s natural areas, and container gardening. In partnership with the City of Mississauga Woodlands & Natural Areas, and Blooming Boulevards.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Visit the Mississauga Library, Woodlands & Natural Areas, and Blooming Boulevards booths for information about resources, natural areas in Mississauga, programs, and services. Meet representatives from Conservation Halton and learn about their parks and programs. There will also be container garden demonstrations and family friendly activities.

1 p.m. | Mississauga Seed Library

Learn about the Mississauga Seed Library, book recommendations, and how the Library can support your garden.

1:15 p.m. | Mississauga’s Woodlands & Natural Areas

Learn about Woodlands & Natural Areas, how we manage natural spaces, and parks you will want to visit in Mississauga.

1:45 p.m. | Container Gardening

Love butterflies and bees, but have no yard space for a garden? No problem! Learn how to grow wildflowers in containers and get a list of container-loving “all star” native plants. Presented by Blooming Boulevards.

Learn more

Spring Recycling Collection Drive
Spring Recycling Collection Drive
Clothing and Electronics Collection Drive
April 15 – April 29, 2024

Give your unwanted clothing and electronics a new life and help us reduce waste by dropping them off at select community centres in Mississauga.

Drop-off locations include:

  • Great Hall at City Hall
  • Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
  • Churchill Meadows Community Centre
  • Clarkson Community Centre
  • Erin Meadows Community Centre
  • Frank McKechnie Community Centre
  • Huron Park Recreation Centre
  • Malton Community Centre
  • Meadowvale Community Centre
  • Mississauga Valley Community Centre
  • River Grove Community Centre
  • South Common Community Centre

Learn more

Repair Hub Launch Event
Repair Hub Launch Event
Malton Repair Hub
Apr 20, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Malton Library

Join the City of Mississauga’s first repair hub at the Malton Library. Repair hubs give items that are destined for landfill a second life with help from our volunteer fixers. Not only will you be reducing waste, but you can also learn repair skills from our experts to extend the lifecycle of your products at home.

Reserve a spot

Spring Parks Clean-Up Event
Spring Parks Clean-Up Event
April 13, 2024

Celebrate Earth Month by connecting with your community and contributing to a litter-free Mississauga. Clean-up supplies will be provided at each location for those who register.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Meet Me at the Park Exhibition
Meet Me at the Park Exhibition
April 25 – July 21, 2024 | Bradley Museum

An opening reception is planned for Thursday, April 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Master of Museums Studies (MMSt) program at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information.

The exhibit explores the mutually beneficial and cyclical relationship between community and parks and greenspaces of Mississauga, emphasizing the nurturing role parks play for people and the stewardship of role people play for parks.

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Riverwood Conservancy Earth Day Celebration
Riverwood Conservancy Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m. | The Riverwood Conservancy (The Barn)

Join us this Earth Day at Riverwood Conservancy for an afternoon of presentations followed by a guided walk through the beautiful natural space in the heart of the city.

  • Presentation by the City of Mississauga’s Emma Byrne as she describes the role of the Natural Area Management team in their efforts to enhance, restore and expand our natural spaces.
  • Presentation by Credit Valley Conservation’s Melanie Kramer to discover some of the best local trees, shrubs and wildflowers for your yard.
  • Guided walk with Riverwood Conservancy’s Derek Stone, a lifelong naturalist and wildlife enthusiast (tip: wear comfortable walking shoes. Walk happens rain or shine).

Reserve a spot

Tree Planting Events
Tree Planting Events

Join volunteers with the One Million Trees program and help plant trees and shrubs across various Mississauga sites.

 

April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Godwick Park (Organized by Ward 11 Councillor Brad Butt)
May 11, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Virtual Events & Sessions

Join us from the comfort of your home and learn how you can make our city greener!

Library Author Talk
Library Author Talk
Eco-Science
April 24, 2024 | 7 – 8  p.m. | Virtual

Join author Thomas Wharton while he discusses his novel, The Book of Rain, an eco-science-fantasy, which was shortlisted for the Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Prize in 2023.

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Sauga Connections for Older Adults
Sauga Connections for Older Adults
Pollinator ID and Wildflower Host Plants
April 4, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Virtual | Ages 55+

Presented by The Riverwood Conservancy, learn how to identify different species of bees, butterflies, and other unexpected pollinators! Learn about the vital role that pollinators play in maintaining biodiversity and supporting ecosystems, as well as the various threats facing them. Participants will learn the importance of incorporating native host plants in their gardens, lawns, and balconies.

Reserve a spot

Organize a Park Clean-Up

Park Clean-Up
Park Clean-Up

Join the thousands of participants across Canada who will volunteer to pick up litter around their community with friends, family and co-workers.

Volunteer today

Other ways you can help

  • Adopt a park. Make a commitment to help clean up litter in your community by adopting a park.
  • Join our Natural Areas Stewardship Program and help us manage invasive species in natural areas throughout the year.
  • Donate seeds for others to enjoy. The Seed Library aims to support local food systems, build seed saving literacy, and promote locally adapted plant genetics.

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