lg-breadcrumb-logo Earlier this afternoon I did a quick videotaping in support of Earth Day.

Although, we formally celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015, ensuring we keep our environment, healthy, clean and green is a responsibility we have each and every day.

Our City is home to beautiful and protected green spaces like Jack Darling Park on Lake Ontario, Wildwood Park in Malton, and Credit Meadows Park in our City’s heartland neighbourhood. We have over twenty kilometers of waterfront that runs along Lake Ontario.

At the City of Mississauga, we are committed to safeguarding our environment for families and future generations to enjoy. For example, we have committed to planting one million trees by 2032. This initiative was launched to help conserve and enhance the City’s open spaces and forested areas for all residents to enjoy. Trees are important to the environment, health and quality of life of Mississaugans.

Our One Million Trees program has now planted more than 144,000 trees and shrubs. The tremendous success of our tree planting program shows that our residents and community partners are committed to preserving, protecting and improving our urban forest.

Join us for an Earth Day celebration at the One Million Trees Mississauga tree planting event on Saturday April 25th and help us to grow our urban tree canopy!

Visit us online at www.onemilliontrees.ca to learn about other upcoming events and how you can participate. Enter your tree planting totals and have it count towards our One Million Trees Mississauga goal. Keep visiting the website to see how many trees have been planted and where.

Get involved in Earth Days 2015! Learn more at www.mississauga.ca/earthdays. Make small changes around your home – cut down on waste, plant a garden and be aware of everything that goes into your curbside storm drain. Together, we are creating a greener today and tomorrow. Remember Earth Day is every day!