City and Sustainable Kingston invite you to celebrate Earth Day at Home

April 20, 2021

On April 22, Celebrate Earth Day at home and online. By doing so, you will join millions of people around the world marking this day aimed at drawing attention to humanity’s impact on the Earth.

“As we continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, we can also show - and live! - our commitment to a greener and more sustainable future,” says Tess Wittmann, Community Outreach Specialist at Sustainable Kingston.

Wittmann suggests some ideas. Choose one (or all!) of the suggestions below – or create your own – and share your Earth Day efforts on social media using #EarthDayAtHome.

  1. Create an Earth Day sign for your window. Show or tell the outside world why Earth Day matters to you!
  2. Spend some time learning about the importance of natural areas and wildlife! Wetlands and pollinators are just a couple essential parts of our ecosystem and now is a great time to learn more about the role they play.
  3. Rethink your diet. Are there small steps you can take to make your meal more sustainable? One great way to make a difference for our environment is by reducing food waste. Learn how you can do that using the City’s Food Waste resource page, and by watching this one-minute video
  4. Learn more about the Climate Leadership Plan, the City’s roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2040.
  5. Brainstorm ways to lower your energy consumption.

Get more ideas on Earth-friendly actions you can take at home.

“I encourage everyone to use the day to learn, to reflect, and to commit to a personal action you can take to make our city and our world a better, more sustainable place to call home,” says Wittmann.

CFRC also encourages residents to tune in on Thursday April 22nd to CFRC 101.9 FM at 3 PM to ensure nature sounds recorded at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Ara and lovely Earth Day themed music.