Thursday, April 22, 2021, marks 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 will be digital again this year.
In partnership with Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), we bring you our first Virtual Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.
We have 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!
Join us to discover local actions that contribute to a healthy, sustainable Windsor-Essex, all from the safety of your home, backyard, or neighbourhood.
Learn 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.
Download the GooseChase app on your smartphone or log in through your computer to get started – the first “missions” launch April 12. Find the Windsor-Essex Virtual Earth Day 2021 (game code 70861J) and get ready.
Each day between April 12 and April 25, we will be releasing five to six environmental “missions” to be completed at your own pace. However, some “missions” may require some planning, so check back here after April 8 to make note of those special “missions”!
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” you’ll have the chance to complete are brought to you from these very community partners.
Stay tuned for more details as they become finalized.
Earth Day Poster: Virtual Earth Day 2021
For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please contact the following:
Environment & Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 519-253-7111 ext. 3290