KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener is proud to collaborate with ClimateActionWR,– the group behind Waterloo Region’s first community action plan on climate change. Every spring, Earth Day events are one piece of that puzzle. The city organizes and supports a number of events to observe Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Earth Hour

From the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House and Kitchener City Hall, landmarks around the world will go dark for Earth Hour to show their support for our planet. It all starts this Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. We invite you to join us along with millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of your home or business premises for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour. By taking part in this global “LIGHTS OUT” event, we acknowledge our commitment to #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour.

Community clean-ups

Community clean-ups bring neighbours, colleagues or classmates together for a common cause - cleaning up our community. Organize your own clean-up of a local park, public space or school yard. Register your clean-up in the month of April by visiting, and receive supplies and support for your efforts to clean-up. #KitEarthDay

20-Minute Makeover

See the difference 20 minutes can make! The 20-Minute Makeover takes place on Friday, April 20 at (or around) 2 p.m. People, businesses and organizations are urged to take just 20 minutes out of their busy day to go outside, remove litter, and make a nearby environment a little cleaner. Register your team online at for free clean-up supplies and a chance to win a group prize! #KitEarthDay #KW20MM

Sponsored by the City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo and the Litter Reduction Task Force. 

School-yard clean-up PLUS

In honour of Earth Month, schools are encouraged to have a school-yard clean-up PLUS other Earth Day-related activities. Classes could organize activities such as a book swap, an Earth Day scavenger hunt, an environmental quiz, or an environmental play day! Find more ideas by visiting Register your clean-up at for clean-up supplies and a chance to win one of five cash prizes toward a school environmental project. #KitEarthDay

Kitchener-Waterloo Earth Day celebration event

Head down to Kiwanis Park on Saturday, April 28, 1-4 p.m., and take part in this free, family-oriented Earth Day event! Activities include hands-on educational activities that include building a bird box (available to the first 100 families), kids’ bird silhouettes, native tree planting, live birds of prey show (featuring the Canadian Raptor Conservancy) and more! #KitEarthDay 

More information about Earth Day events happening in Kitchener can be found by visiting



For more information:


Nicole Redmond

Communications and Marketing Associate | Corporate communications and marketing division | City of Kitchener

519-741-2200 x7095 | TTY 1-866-969-9994 |