The theme for Earth Week 2021 is Restore Our Earth. This theme has never resonated more as societies across the world begin to resume operation, we cannot revert back to business-as-usual.
What can you do?
Centennial College community we need your help! In honour of the theme Restoring Our Earth, one simple action we can all do is to conduct a cleanup within your neighbourhood. This is a very important step in recovering waste from the natural environment, and can also serve as a platform to educate on reducing our reliance on plastics. It has been found that over 22 million pounds of plastic waste is ending up in the Great Lakes every year, impacting our sensitive ecosystems.
Follow these easy steps during the month of April to join our virtual college cleanup from wherever you are!
Download the Cleanup Data Card before your cleanup, read it through fully. It will contain tips on how to conduct a cleanup safely.
After your Cleanup, fill out the Cleanup Data Card and email it to email@example.com by April 30th. We will use this information to track our combined total impact!
Lastly, don’t forget to post a photo of your cleanup on social media with the #CCGreatGlobalCleanup & #CCSustainability for a chance to win a zero-waste prize pack!
What else can you do for earth week… or any week!
- Spring is the perfect time to start planning a garden, whether in your backyard or balcony. This also supports the health of local pollinator habitats. Click here for resources on how to get started and check back often for any updates to this page.
- Looking to take a deeper dive into climate change issues and ways you can build resiliency within your community? Click here to view the webinar series The Resilient Community, to explore climate change issues surrounding healthcare, food security, infrastructure, and business.
- Looking to make a change in your daily life? Click here to read through the different ways you can make small changes towards sustainability that add up to big impacts.
- Support and protect Ape Habitats while learning about the impacts of e-waste by recycling your old phone responsibility. Click Here to check out our cell phone recycling program with the Toronto Zoo’s Phone Apes Program and learn about global e-waste issues via student created infographics.
- Join the global movement and day long programming on Earth Day! Click Here to engage from April 20, 2021, to April 22, 2021.