​Earth Day Windsor Essex 2023

Earth Day Windsor-Essex County 2023 logo with drawing of people holding hands around the globe
Saturday, April 22, 2023, marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events in more than 192 countries. Locally, Windsor-Essex celebrates together on the Sunday following the international Earth Day. This year, our local event will be on Sunday, April 23, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Games, prizes and free entertainment! Bring your reusable water bottle.

Get outside and join us at Malden Park for a variety of free activities and entertainment. Celebrate by visiting with many of the environmentally conscious organization in our area, including:

  • Lee Valley
  • Green Envy
  • Gordie Howe International Bridge Project
  • Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
  • Citizen Environmental Alliance
  • Unifor 444 Environment Committee
  • Unifor 200 Environment Committee
  • Electric Vehicle Society
  • Days for Girls
  • Green Sun Rising
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Eco-vision Gardens
  • Detroit River Canadian Clean-up
  • Rotary Club of Windsor
  • Activate Transit Windsor Essex
  • BioPed Footcare
  • Let’sTalk Science
  • Friends of Ojibway
  • Windsor of Change
  • Native Trees and Plants
  • Natural Crafts by Anissa
  • We See
  • Save the Monarch Butterfly
  • Wildlife Preservation
  • Carolinian Canada
  • Healthy Headwaters Lab
  • Windsor Public Library
  • Children’s Services (EarlyON)
  • Community Energy Plan
  • Ojibway Nature Centre
  • Erie Wildlife Rescue
  • Tesla Motors

In addition, we have two food vendors:

  • Little Foot Foods
  • Robbies Gourmet Sausages

Performances on the Stage including:

  • Theresa Sims - Indigenous Storyteller
  • "Gaia's Journey" book reading
  • Local Highschool Rock Band
  • Yoga on the Grass
  • Jeopardy by the Local 444
  • Sciensational Snakes
  • Super Duper Ultra Girl
  • Save the Monachs 

Earth Day 2023 poster

Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering for Earth Day 2023? Complete the commitment form and volunteer waiver and send to emp@citywindsor.ca by email. We will have additional copies of the waiver available at Earth Day. Volunteers who commit 4 hours or more will receive a voucher for lunch at one of our food vendors. Depending on the number of volunteers, we hope to provide an opportunity for all volunteers to explore the activities, so bring extra money in case you see something cool.

Zero Waste Event

Each year, we strive to make Earth Day better, and this year we are upping our standards and aiming for a zero waste event.

What will this look like?

There will be a central drop-off depot (similar to what you see at the Devonshire Mall food court), where dedicated volunteers will be sorting recyclables and compostables. There will also be volunteer runners picking up waste dropped at waste stations throughout the event area.

However, in order for this to be successful, we are asking all vendors to ensure that any waste generated be recyclable or compostable. Please find attached a letter outlining acceptable products:

We encourage you to call with any questions you may have about products.

Exhibitor Registration is Now Open

  • Registration for 2023 booths is now open.

Exhibitors, please be aware of a slight modification to this year's registration procedure. Please complete both the Earth Day 2023 Registration Form and the 2023 Vendor, Exhibitor, Performer Waiver and send to emp@citywindsor.ca by email. The contact information will be forwarded to Windsor's Central Booking, who will contact you individually, thus avoiding the possibility of waiting on hold for payment. We hope this makes everything smoother.

This year, we are also asking you to submit summary details of your booth, particularly any planned activities. This will help minimize duplication of activities as well as help the organizers navigate attendees the day of the event.

adults and children gather around festival tents 

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

Environment & Sustainability Coordinator
Email: emp@citywindsor.ca
Phone: (519) 255-6100 ext. 6127​