Tomorrow Starts Today: Earth Week Community Cleanup

This spring and summer, Across U-hub will be launching a series of “Tomorrow Starts Today” programs, raising environmental awareness through stewardship activities including participation in Earth Hour, tree planting, neighbourhood cleanup, and more.

Actions speak louder than words.
Join us in participating in the monthly community cleanup this spring and summer. Our first cleanup will be on April 23, in the week of Earth Day (April 22) – an annual event demonstrating support for environmental protection.

Across U-hub is excited to create a meaningful hands-on experience for everyone to care for our Earth. During the cleanup, we will discuss environmental issues and spend two hours doing something positive for our planet, making a real impact on our community.

When?

Date:
April 23, 2024 (Tuesday)

Time*:
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
and/or
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Please select as many sessions as you can in the registration form.

Where?

Gathering Location:
Across U-hub
(232 Hood Road, Markham)

Who?

  • Youth of 16 and above
  • Everyone eager to make a positive impact for our planet

How Much?

Free of charge

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual celebration that recognizes the accomplishments of the environmental movement and emphasizes the importance of safeguarding Earth’s natural resources for future generations. Initially observed on April 22, 1970, it has evolved into a global event coordinated by Earthday.org (formerly Earth Day Network), engaging over 1 billion people across more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2024 is “Planet vs. Plastics”.

Objectives

  • Raise awareness about the significant impact of waste that our planet is facing
  • Inspire participants to take meaningful action to protect the environment and contribute to a sustainable future
  • Discuss concrete tips and tricks to reduce our daily environmental impacts

What will the workshop include?

  • Engage in interactive group activities to enhance awareness
  • Clean up our neighbourhoods
  • Present a video and PowerPoint highlighting our city’s effort in responding to climate change and addressing waste

What to wear and bring?

  • Long pants
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpacks to carry personal belongings

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