On April 22nd, 2011, millions of Canadians will join the world to celebrate Earth Day in order to focus on environmental solutions for the present and future.

In Winnipeg, there are several events people can participate in to recognize this important day including the following:

April 21, 2011

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

Organization: City of Winnipeg – Millennium Library & Pembina Trails School Division
Website: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library
Event Name: Student Film Festival
Location: Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald Street
Phone: 204-986-6779

Description: Students from Pembina Trails School Division will amaze and entertain you with their cinematic skills. They are committed to walking softly on the earth, and as such, have produced a series of short films including Captain Planet and Plastic Killers.

April 22, 2011

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Organization: Oak Hammock Marsh
Location: Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Website: http://www.oakhammockmarsh.ca
Green Building Tour: Select times throughout.
Compost Tour: 1:00 pm
How can I keep my water healthy: 2:00 pm
Crafting: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Description: Celebrate Earth Day at Oak Hammock! Join our interpreters for guided tours of the marsh to see just how important wetlands are for the health of the planet. Join a compost tour or a green building tour. Learn how to keep your water healthy and take home recipes for green cleaning products.

April 22, 2011

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Organization: Boreal Forest Network
Website: http://www.heartoftheboreal.ca

Event: The Heart of the Boreal: An Evening with Maude Barlow
Location: Fort Gary Hotel: Provencher room
Address: 222 Broadway Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Description: Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and she chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is also an executive member of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization and a Councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is the recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”).

However you wish to celebrate, Green Action Centre wishes you a Happy Earth Day!