Consume Less, Play More

for Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 Campaign

EarthPLAY for Schools

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Earth Day 2018 Events

Consume Less, Pledge More

We invite you to #Pledge4PLAY during Earth Month (April 1-30) to support our EarthPLAY programs.

The goal for 2018 is to support outdoor play for 20,000 kids. Today, less than 20 per cent of kids engage in the kind of outdoor play that builds resilience, self-confidence, and well-being. With your help Earth Day Canada can bring enriched play opportunities into schools, parks, streets and community green spaces.

EarthPLAY in Action

$10,300 CAD

pledged of $25,000 goal

Each pledge will include:

  • A charitable receipt
  • Your name on our Pledge4PLAY PLAYpal list
  • A chance to WIN a fabulous prize

For pledges $2500+, please contact finance@earthday.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

Pledge $25

  • 1 chance to win from the Prize Pool

Pledge $50

  • 2 chances to win from the Prize Pool

Pledge $100

  • 1 chance to win the Grand Prize
  • 5 chances to win from the Prize Pool

Pledge $250

  • 3 chances to win the Grand Prize
  • 15 chances to win from the Prize Pool

Pledge $500

  • 7 chances to win the Grand Prize
  • 40 chances to win from the Prize Pool

Pledge $1,000

  • 15 chances to win the Grand Prize
  • 80 chances to win from the Prize Pool
  • Your company name and logo on our PLAYpal list

Pledge $2,500

  • Your company name and logo on our PLAYpal list
  • A custom tweet on Earth Day Canada's Twitter account
  • A Facebook post on Earth Day Canada's Facebook page

Grand Prize

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Mowgli!

Trip for four to Toronto to see the Jungle Book stage play!

You can win a trip for four to Toronto to see Kidoons’ Jungle Book! The grand prize includes four round trip airline tickets to Toronto from anywhere in Canada, four front row tickets to the one-night-only event, accommodation, and dinner with President Deb Doncaster before the show. Flights courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation. Carbon offsets for flights provided by Less.

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Prize Pool

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Springfree Trampolines

Springfree Trampoline is the world’s safest trampoline. Independently tested in 2017, Springfree was the only Trampoline to pass strict safety testing. We’ve removed the need for springs, created a SoftEdge mat and enclosed the jumping surface in a strong, flexible safety enclosure.  Made from high quality materials and backed by a world-class 10 year warranty, you’re guaranteed years of fun. Turn your backyard into the ultimate play zone with the addition of a Springfree Trampoline!

Patagonia bags

These stylish Patagonia Black Hole Duffel bags have enough space for a fun weekend adventure or an epic family vacation. Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

G Adventures Swag Bag

Be ready for any adventure in your new G Adventures backpack, complete with cozy sweater, luggage tags, fun activities and more! You’ll be all set to explore the beautiful world around you.

Meadow watch by Tense Watch

This women’s wood watch shows hourly markers on a square face. It features an elastic band with block wood pieces forming a bracelet. We have engraved a custom phrase on one of the blocks that is special to the Earth Day Canada campaign. The Meadow Watch is made from 100% recycled and reclaimed wood, with stainless steel crown. All Tense Watch pieces are hypoallergenic and manufactured in Canada with Miyota Watch Movements from Japan.

The Land, an Adventure Play Documentary

Described as “a horror film for helicopter parents,” this new documentary about an adventure playground in Wales — that lets kids climb trees, light fires, and use hammers and nails — is an in-depth look at what enriched outdoor play really can be. More info here.

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Anonymous

April 23rd 2018

$100

Jill Doucett

April 23rd 2018

$50

Auds Ku

April 23rd 2018

$250

Maria silva

April 22nd 2018

$25

Riley and Carter Ostrowski

April 22nd 2018

$50

Mr. Marc W. Mullo (first time donor)

April 22nd 2018

$50

Alex and Maria Ly

April 22nd 2018

$25

Sheryl Stevenson

April 22nd 2018

$100

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April 22nd 2018

$50

Evan O\\\'Hara

April 21st 2018

$25

April 20th 2018

$25

Adrian Deforest

April 20th 2018

$250

Nancy Cox

April 20th 2018

$25

Bob McInnis

April 19th 2018

$50

Deena Eastman

April 19th 2018

$100

Patricia Fraser

April 18th 2018

$25

Anonymous

April 17th 2018

$25

Global Island Eco

April 16th 2018

$25

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April 13th 2018

$25

Kerstin

April 10th 2018

$25

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April 7th 2018

$25

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April 6th 2018

$25

Peggy Fraser

April 5th 2018

$50

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April 5th 2018

$100

Stephanie Swetlishoff

April 3rd 2018

$25

Cristina Greco

April 3rd 2018

$25

We’re Making Headlines!

Rosie MacLennan chats about Earth Day event

Olympic Gold Medal-winning trampoline gymnast Rosie MacLennan chats about a special Earth Day event.

CP24

WATCH
APRIL 17, 2018

Olympian Rosie MacLennan partners with Springfree and Earth Day

Toronto families can experience the Springfree for Earth Day POP-UP Adventure Playground on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Trinity Bellwoods Park (Toronto) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

640 Toronto

LISTEN
APRIL 16, 2018

Encouraging kids to get out and play

Olympic gold medalist Rosie MacLennan talks about the new initiative encouraging kids to go out and play.

Global News

WATCH
APRIL 16, 2018

Are playgrounds too safe?

Some educators in the U.K. say playgrounds are too safe for children, and think some elements of danger are necessary, even if it means kids get hurt once in a while. Pam Seatle with Toronto experts who agree with the theory.

CityNews

WATCH
APRIL 3, 2018

Get ready to play for Earth Day

The City of Windsor and the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority will host a free public celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at Malden Park.

Windsor Star

READ
April 19, 2017

7 reasons why Canada needs more adventure playgrounds

Just coming up with the right headline for this blog post was a struggle because, if you want to get picky about it, Canada doesn’t really have any adventure playgrounds—at least not permanent ones.

ParticipACTION

READ
April 13, 2017

The Beauty Of “StreetPLAY”

Why our neighbourhoods should be an extension of our homes.

EcoParent

READ
April 12, 2017

Earth Day Canada brings self-direction back to playtime

EDC’s Director of Communications explains why a traditional environmental organization is now getting elbow-deep in adventure play.

Collections

READ
April 7, 2017

Bringing Back Outdoor Play To Our Indoor Kids!

Earth Day Canada launches new EarthPLAY program

EcoParent

READ
April 5, 2017