Earth Day occasions bobbing up across the West Island – Montreal Gazette


Kingsdale Academy college students, from left, Savana Gaetano, Presley Cleaveland, Aria Piggins and Rylee Lanni assist collect and type college waste. One of many Pierrefonds college’s ongoing initiatives is to assist shield the surroundings.


This yr Earth Day falls on Easter Monday which implies colleges are closed for Easter break. So colleges and municipalities within the West Island who plan to mark the day are doing so upfront or properly after the precise date.

Earth Day Canada was established in 1990 to encourage residents to attach with nature and make use of initiatives to forge resilient, environmentally pleasant communities.

College students at West Island colleges acknowledged the occasion within the days main as much as Easter break by taking part in recycling, composting or planting initiatives. Studying greatest practices younger evokes behaviours that may assist maintain the planet wholesome.

John Abbott School might be having a car-free day on campus, April 26.

John Abbott School is dedicating two days to Earth Day. On April 23, a local weather physician will go to the Agora the place a number of scholar initiatives can even be on show. There are movie screenings within the library and free bus tickets might be distributed. Why free tickets? As a result of April 26 is car-free day on campus. Workers and college students are inspired to stroll, bike, bus or carpool. And the Agora will proceed with its Earth-Day themed actions.

Municipalities are making inroads by introducing packages to encourage residents to consider what they’ll do as people or as a household to guard the surroundings.

Dollard-des-Ormeaux is tapping into public creativity. Christiane Charlebois from the recycled-products firm MamiKiki demonstrates, in French, make modern reward wrappings from recycled merchandise, on the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Library’s multi-purpose room, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Registration necessary. Go to For extra data, name 514-684-1496, ext. 403 or e mail

CÉGEP Gérald-Godin in Ste-Geneviève and members of the Scouts Groupe 2 St-Raphael from Île-Bizard have organized a spring clean-up, April 27, starting at 9 a.m. The assembly spot is the Pointe-Théoret boat launch and everyone is welcome.

Beaconsfield is holding an Earth Day occasion on the Recreation Centre, 1974 Metropolis Lane, April 27, from eight:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Composting consultants will distribute free composters for the house and clarify the composting course of. Individuals can even study shield their bushes and cut back family waste.

Pointe-Claire residents can join a free tree after which choose it up on the public works website, 50 Terra-Cotta Ave., April 27 from eight a.m. to four p.m. To see a listing of obtainable bushes and to fill within the registration kind, go to

Different Earth Day actions in Pointe-Claire on the identical day embrace a clear up and tree-planting exercise at Terra-Cotta Park, starting at 9 a.m. and a clown efficiency by H2O on the Stewart Corridor Tradition Centre, the identical day at three p.m. For particulars Earth Day storytelling and crafts occasions, go to and click on on the Earth Day window, name 514-630-1230 or e mail

The IGA in Kirkland is taking part in a Jour de la terre Québec, long-term mission which see eco-friendly product distributed by Le fonds Éco IGA to registered customers all through Quebec and New Brunswick. This system was launched in 2010. Yearly the initiative focuses on distributing totally different merchandise, be they family compost bins, barrels to gather rain water or used-battery collectors. The objective in 2019 is to cut back the usage of plastics. The hassle begins with a 15-minute workshop about cut back plastic use after which individuals can buy a $30 equipment with a choice of reusable merchandise — from reusable web sacs used to retailer contemporary produce to steel consuming straws. To register, go to For extra data, name 514-728-0116 or e mail

Baie-D’Urfé celebrates Earth Day subsequent month with a tree giveaway for its residents, Could 25. For pictures and particulars about accessible bushes, go to For extra data, name 514-457-5324 or e mail

Numerous West Island municipalities have tree packages of some type. Examine your municipality’s web site for particulars.


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