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Posted April 15, 2011

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Environment

Put words into action during Earth Week

KITCHENER – April showers bring May flowers, it’s true, but April also brings Earth Week celebrations. It’s time to put thinking about the environment into action, by participating in some of our special activities in honour of Earth Day (April 22):

Organize Your Own Clean-up

Organize your own clean-up of a local park, public space or school yard. To register a clean-up with the City of Kitchener, for supplies and support, visit website.

20 Minute Makeover

See the difference 20 minutes can make! Stop what you are doing on Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m. and give Kitchener a makeover by picking up garbage around your place of work or home. To register, visit www.kitchener.ca/earthday

Tim Hortons Community Clean-up

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon in Victoria Park. Bags and gloves will be provided by the City of Kitchener. Free T-shirts, refreshments (while supplies last) and great prizes for participants provided by Tim Hortons (including water bottles, travel mugs, gift cards and Raleigh bicycles). No pre-registration is required.

Laurentian Wetland Celebration

Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. Meet at W.T. Townshend Public School (245 Activa Ave.) for activities including wetland clean-up, student presentations and guided hikes to the Laurentian Wetland.

Fifth annual Bloomin Earth Festival

Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall. Enjoy an outdoor market filled with yesterday’s treasures, free recycled workshops, REthreaded fashion show and live entertainment. www.bloominearth.wordpress.com

Kitchener’s Natural Areas Program

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m., Huron Natural Area, 801 Trillium Drive.

This family celebration includes building a KNAP bird box (available to the first 100 families); KNAP kids’ craft, tree planting and displays. Learn about the recently uncovered First Nations village by participating in a guided hike to the archaeological site. Featuring the Canadian Raptor Conservancy with live birds of prey shows at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

For more information, or to register for selected events, please go to website.

The ultimate test of humanity’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations, whose words of thanks will not be heard. – Gaylord Nelson, co-founder of Earth Day

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