Earth Month 2021

Learn how you can take action this Earth Month. There are many opportunities to get involved from our Litter and Plastics Challenge, Take Pride in Pickering event and webinars on gardening, compost and litter. See below for event details and to register today!

Litter and Plastics Challenge: Every Piece Counts
April 1 - 30

Help take action on litter in Pickering! Join the challenge and help pick up litter to keep your community clean. Supplies will be provided (bags and gloves).

Register here for a cleanup. 

Webinar: How to Plan a Successful Garden
Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Want to learn where to start in your garden or give it a new look? The Durham Master Gardeners will walk you through planning a successful garden from evaluating site conditions, maintenance, and function, to developing your garden style and selecting plants.

Free, pre-registration is required here.

Webinar: Composting at Home
Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Discover how easy it is to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into rich, dark compost at home. The Durham Master Gardeners will discuss the benefits of backyard composting; how to get started, and the ingredients you need to make it work.

Free, pre-registration is required here.

Take Pride in Pickering: Shrub Giveaway

Saturday, June 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Celebrate Earth Day by collecting a free 1-gallon Serviceberry Shrub! One shrub per household will be available for Pickering residents only. Photo identification will be required to confirm residency. Spaces are limited. Canadian Progress Club, Durham Region Women will be collecting food donations on behalf of St. Paul’s on the Hill. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Free, pre-registration is required here.
Registration opens May 25 at 10 am.

Webinar: Every Piece Counts
Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm –  8:30 pm 

Learn how you can live a lifestyle through the 3R hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Join the Toronto Zoo in a community conversation about litter and plastic waste that has overwhelmed our rivers, lakes and oceans and learn about the local actions that you can take to successfully follow the 3Rs. Let’s make waste something to talk about and not discard!

Free, pre-registration is required here.