Municipalities celebrating with Earth Day Canada and driving the ecological transition 2021 Edition
In 2021, 114 municipalities joined our campaign and took action for the environment on Earth Day. Of these cities, 5 also participated in the Tree Planting Relay on April 22nd – leading off this year’s relay that will see cities across the country pledging to plant trees in honour of Earth Day on the 22nd day of each month.
Message from Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga and Municipal Spokesperson for the Earth Day campaign.
“The City of Mississauga is committed to decreasing our carbon footprint and safeguarding our environment for families and future generations to enjoy. We took the lead and declared a climate emergency, introducing our very own Climate Change Action Plan that will invest significant resources over the next 10 years. This will help us meet our goal of reducing our emissions by 40 percent in the next decade and 80 percent by 2050, with an aspirational goal of becoming a net zero community. This is an ambitious plan but we know that climate change is happening and we need to take action. I would like to invite all Canadian municipalities to get involved this Earth Day and make a difference by joining us on the journey of creating a healthier tomorrow.”