Come out to Weber Park on Sunday, April 24 from 1-3 to celebrate make every day earth day! Please note we have rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday due to rain!
Enjoy and make some music with KW Junk Music. Get tips on living more sustainably from Reep. Learn that much more can be recycled than just blue bin items. Get your hands dirty and sow some seeds. Bring your bicycle to get repaired. See what is growing at the parks community garden and edible forest. Take away a few ideas to reduce your environmental footprint.
Rain date: Sunday, April 24 1-3PM
Reep Green Solutions
Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that has been helping people live sustainably for more than 20 years. Their programs help people reduce their environmental impact and adapt to climate change through home energy efficiency, healthy yards, water conservation and waste reduction.
Kitchener Public Library
Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbourhood library! Join KPL to plant your own seeds in a pot you can take home and plant right in the ground. Choose from chives ,basil, peas ,beans or marigolds. Decorate a craft stick to mark your plant. Come learn about KPL’s great green initiatives.
KW Junk Music
Come and create some music through a jam session with Instruments of recycled/upcycled materials.
No musical experience required just a sense of fun. Feel free to bring your own instrument (pots, graters, your voice )
KW Urban Harvester’s
KW Urban Harvester vision is to transform urban spaces in the Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario area into anything sustainably edible, preserve the harvest, and save the seeds. As part of our Grow-a-Row program that encourages people to grow a row for those in need, we will be handing out free seeds, to those wanting to join our program, at CFNA’s Earth Day Event.
Mansion Greens Community Gardens
Come and see what is sprouting at the Mansion Greens Community Garden. Depending on the weather the gardeners will either be prepping the garden beds or If it’s too wet, a host will conduct a tour of the edible forest garden .See what yummy fruits and vegetables can be grown in our neighbourhood.
Red Raccoon Bike Rescue
Red Raccoon Bike Rescue is a volunteer group aiming to provide repairs to everyone who needs them. Bicycles are relied upon by many of our fellow community members and repairs and parts can be costly. Access and choice of transportation is important for everyone and their quality of life. Bring your bike to Make Every Day Earth Day for its spring maintenance.
Mending our clothes adds meaning to our wardrobe, builds community, helps us appreciate what we have, and is a small thing we can do to make a big impact every day.
We’ll bring: sewing needles, thread, patches, buttons and other assorted sewing notions. We won’t have any replacement zippers, but time permitting we can try our best to find you a “quick fix” for any zipper troubles.
You’ll bring: that item from your closet you promised that you’d get around to fixing, because it’s not that broken and you can’t quite bear to part with it 😉 We’ll help you get it back in rotation.
Kids Cutting Carbon & Level Up
Kids Cutting Carbon helps students to learn the basics of climate change, understand their personal impact on the environment and explore actions they can take to make a positive difference. Reep Green Solutions and the kids from Level Up, Central Frederick’s social justice tweens program, are partnering to show families how to calculate and take action to reduce their carbon footprint.
We will use Project Neutral’s online carbon footprint calculator to show families how to calculate their carbon footprint and then explore ways to take action to reduce our carbon footprint using kid-friendly arts based activities.
Stone Soup for Butterflies
Stone Soup for Butterflies is a continuing project that installed around a dozen pollinator gardens in Central Frederick Neighbourhood in 2019-20, and gave out many individual pollinator plants to CFN gardeners. Come see us on Earth Day and learn about our plans for native plantings this season.
KW Library of Things
The KW Library of Things is a space where you can borrow infrequently used items such as tools, garden equipment, kitchen appliances or camping gear. Together, with our members, we save money, save the environment and provide valuable work experience and learning for those with disabilities.
Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association
CFNA will have a table station setup for collecting the following items that are not collected with traditional blue box program:
- Ink cartridges
- Toothpaste tubes
- Floss holders