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​Earth Day Windsor Essex 2020

Kids and families enjoying boothsWednesday, April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events in more than 193 countries.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, our 31st local annual Earth Day celebrations will be digital. Even though we can't come together to celebrate this year's Earth Day, there are still so many reasons to celebrate and actions you can take at home. To start, show the community what Earth Day means to you (see below). 

Want to do more. Check out the following resources for more fun activities.

Show the Community what Earth Day means to you!

Grab your pencils or crayons and draw a picture of the Earth or whatever Earth Day means to you and post it in your front window. Or, create something special with chalk on your driveway or sidewalk. Don’t forget to take a picture and share it with us by emailing it to

Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!  #YQG #earthdayathome

Need some inspiration? Last year, in celebration of 30 years of Earth Day in Windsor-Essex, the Windsor-Essex Earth Day Committee held a contest for students in grades 1 through 8. Here are the winners of the Earth Day 2019 contest:

1) Candice, Grade 2 Bellwood Public School (Drawing gr. 1-2)

Candice, Grade 2 drawing, Save teh Planet from Global Warming 

2) Manroop, Grade 4 Roseville Public School (Drawing gr. 3-4)

Manroop, Grade 4 drawing, positive and negative choices and their environmental impacts  

3) Shaelyn, Grade 8 St. William Catholic School (Poem)

You Never Know

You never know when your last day will be,

So why do we pollute the wilderness and sea?

I remember when our forests were green, and reefs pink,

But now they are streaked with flames, and stained with ink.

We always say we will do anything to help,

But we barely even let out a yelp.

Sometimes I wonder why we don't care,

But people find it takes too much time to bare.

We forget that with every skyscraper we build,

We leave another life unfulfilled.

People think all our problems will be solved,

But they haven't done anything but evolved.

So look around, look at what you see,

Because you never know what your last day will be.

​Earth Day is a day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s natural environment. Our organization aims to educate residents on environment and sustainability issues using hands-on, interactive methods. Over 45 different organizations participate in this event, designed to provide a voice and venue to environmental causes. Earth Day Windsor Essex has been celebrated since 1989.

A very special thanks goes out to the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority for their continued partnership of this event!! 

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please contact:

Environment & Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 519-253-7111 ext. 3290