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Down to Earth
April 2016
Earth Day Canada



Get your tickets now!


Time: 6 p.m.
Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 2016
The Beer Hall at Mill Street Brewery
21 Tank House Lane (Toronto Distillery District)

Featuring Keynote speaker David MacDonald
Food by Chef Michael Stadtlander | Entertainment by Rick Miller & Trainwreck

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Rent Frock Repeat is proud to support Earth Ball by awarding you with a 15% discount.  Simply use promo code EARTH when processing your order! It’s that easy! Visit for more details.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible!
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Earth Ball Sponsors



Help us grow the global forest in 2 minutes or less!

Celebrate Earth Day - Help grow the global forest

Reforestation is one of the most efficient ways to combat climate change — it’s also one of the easiest and most cost-effective, which is why we’ve made it our focus for Earth Day 2016.

Our first ever crowd-planting campaign, #Rooting4Trees, is now live at and we need your help to achieve our 25th anniversary goal of planting 25,000 trees in Canada by April 22nd.

We’re asking each of our valued supporters to take two minutes to contribute as little as $10 to help reach our goal and make a difference! There are no forms to fill out and some awesome perks too -- our way of saying thanks.

Your contribution will be part of a global effort to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020.

Send a message to the world: Canadians care about climate change and want to act now!

Click here to pledge



Take a break to forest-bathe with Earth Day Canada!

Forest bathing

Starting next Monday, April 18th, members of the public are invited to come by Earth Day Canada headquarters in Toronto and experience the health benefits of trees, first-hand – hop into our clawfoot tub, surrounded by native tree species, and take advantage of their healing properties.

Snap a forest-bathing selfie and share it on social media (#Rooting4Trees @EarthDayCanada) for a chance to win cool prizes. If you’re lucky, Earth Day Canada president Deb Doncaster may even join you for a soak!

Our Forest Bathing Pavilion will be open from April 18th to 30th, 10 am – 4 pm EDT, rain or shine (we will have umbrellas available!), at 276 Roncesvalles Ave.
Come by and say hello!

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Earth Flag debut and free tickets to the Green Living Show

You are invited to the OFFICAL UNVEILING and Media Spotlight of the 25h Anniversary Earth Flag

The 25th Anniversary Earth Flag is ready and it’s beautiful!

Created using flag swatches sent to us from schools and communities across Canada, alongside digital signatures from those who contributed electronically, the new Earth Flag measures 30 x 50 feet in size and features original artwork by renowned Canadian artist Charles Pachter. It includes signatures from Al Gore, Robert Bateman, Elizabeth May and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

The Earth Flag will officially debut at 12:30 pm EDT on April 15, at the 2016 Green Living Show in Toronto, and will be at the show all weekend for people to see up close and sign. Enter your name and email address at to claim yours! Kids 12 and under are free.

If you can’t make it to the Green Living Show, not to worry! We will also be sharing an electronic version of the Earth Flag on our website this month.



Win a $5,000 forest for your school!

Schools across the country can help restore the nation’s tree canopy and earn the chance to win their very own forest (valued at $5,000)! Each pledge of $30 for our #Rooting4Trees campaign at guarantees the school one entry into a random draw to win a custom tree-planting event, either on school property or in the local community (to take place in the fall of 2016).

Want to inspire your students to start fundraising for their very own forest? Show them this new video of Earth Day Canada President, Deb Doncaster, forest bathing with Chatterer the animated squirrel and explaining why trees are so important!



2016 Staples Superpower your School Contest finalists announced!


Earth Day Canada and Staples Canada are excited to announce and congratulate the 100 regional finalists for the 2016 Staples Superpower your School Contest! For the list of finalists, please visit

The contest, open to publicly funded elementary and secondary schools across Canada, ran from December 3, 2015 to January 29, 2016. Almost 630 schools submitted entries detailing their environmental initiatives. Ten schools, two from each region of Canada, will be selected to receive $25,000 towards the purchase of new technology in recognition of their outstanding environmental efforts.

Stay tuned! The 10 winning schools will be announced April 22nd.



Tapestry “All about Funding and Grant Proposals” Event


In February, Tapestry hosted a full-day event focused on funding and grant proposals for diverse community participants. A big thank you to our presenters (Sandy Hoang, Manager of Membership Services, and Callum Gaskin, Environmental Researcher from the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network, and to Diane Meredith, Program and Community Developer) for sharing your time and valuable information!


To learn more about Tapestry, please visit and for the free, downloadable Tapestry Capacity Building Toolkit Guides, please visit

To access the Tapestry Speakers’ Bureau for your community events please contact Saira Ansari, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at or
(416) 599-1991 Ext. 201.


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