Thursday, April 22, 2021, marked the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events in more than 193 countries.
Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, our 32nd local annual Earth Day celebrations were digital again this year.
In partnership with Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), we brought you our first Virtual Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.
We teamed up with the GooseChase App to combine the tried-and-true scavenger hunt with the latest in smartphone technology to create one of the most exciting activities out there!
We hoped that you joined us to discover local actions that contribute to a healthy, sustainable Windsor-Essex, all from the safety of your home, backyard, or neighbourhood.
Participants learned more through fun activity “missions” on environmental themes, including waste diversion, biodiversity, climate change, active transportation, wastewater, and the Detroit River, to name a few.
Each day between April 12 and April 25, we released five to six environmental “missions” to be completed at your own pace.
Of course, we can’t forget our community partners, some of which have been part of the local Earth Day activities for decades. Several “missions” were brought to you from these partners.
Earth Day Poster: Virtual Earth Day 2021
Please stay tuned for updates in early 2022 on activities planned for Earth Day Windsor Essex 2022.
For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please contact the following:
Environment & Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 519-253-7111 ext. 3290