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Celebrate Earth Day on April 23

Join in on the activities happening at Evergreen Brick Works for Earth Day 2017!
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Published on March 28, 2017

Earth Day is a great way to introduce you and your family to the many ways humans impact the environment and learn how to make that impact a positive one.

This year, Evergreen Brick Works will celebrate Earth Day on April 23 with activities to help you get involved and learn about the environment, while still having fun and enjoying nature.

This year you can participate in…

Alternative ways to recycle!

Most people know you can recycle paper and plastic, but do you know what to do with old electronics, clothes or bikes? We have a few options:

Image credit Deborah Ryan

Recycle your electronics
During Earth Day weekend our friends at Recycle My Electronics, Presenting Sponsor of Drop, Swap & Shop, will be onsite to help you recycle your end-of-life electronics. To see all types of electronics they accept, visit their website.

Image credit Deborah Ryan

Attend Drop, Swap, & Shop
This bi-annual event is part of the growing sharing economy. Gather your no-longer-used items and swap them for something new to you!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics for helping Drop, Swap & Shop happen for the third time.

Stewardship events!

Take care of our planet in a hands-on way with programs dedicated to protecting our natural resources.

Image credit Mike Derblich

Take a guided walk through the Don River Valley Park
Now that spring is here the snow is melting, revealing litter below that may have accumulated over the winter. On this guided walk, you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of spring in the Don Valley and help beautify it by picking up litter along the way.

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Test water quality and become a citizen scientist
Explore an urban watershed right here in Evergreen Brick Works’ backyard. Everyone is welcome at this Uncover Your Creeks event.

Image credit Olga Lacovlenco

Commit to stewardship year-round
While environmental activities are important to participate in on Earth Day, Evergreen also offers year-round programs dedicated to citizen science and urban ecology. Click here to see Evergreen’s year-round impact and how you can get involved.

Educational activities for the whole family!

Learning how to be more eco-friendly can make a difference at any stage in your life. These activities will help teach everyone, young and old, how you can contribute to a better future.

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Work on your bike skills
In our Bike Obstacle Course cyclists of any age can practice their bike skills and maybe learn a trick or two.

Image credit Deborah Ryan

Discover how stuff works
With professional supervision and tools from Repair Café Toronto, the Children’s Garden will host a take-apart-table on April 23. A take-apart-table is an activity that provides people the opportunity to learn more about how household items, toys, and other common things work.

For more information on our Earth Day activities, check out the What’s On calendar or sign up for our newsletter.

If you are planning on visiting Evergreen Brick Works for its Earth Day Celebration, consider taking the free shuttle from Broadview Station. Mulmer Services Ltd. has generously donated extra service every 15 minutes from 10am-5pm to and from the Brick Works!