Green Living Days - Town of Ajax

Ajax Green Living Days (April 20th-23rd 2017)

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Ajax Green Living days falls on the week of Earth Day which is celebrated each year on April 22nd.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, with Earth Day Canada first being celebrated in 1980. Since, earth enhancing events now take place across the globe through the Earth Day Network.

The Town of Ajax, lead sponsor Verdian Connections and a number of partners make a weeklong celebration of Earth Day, known as Ajax Green Living Days. This week is celebrated with a number of FREE family friendly and environmentally focused events that help inspire you to enhance and protect our planet all year round.  Check out this year's line up and sign up today!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

School Tree Planting Event 

Time: 9.30-11.30 a.m. or 12.30 2.30 p.m.
Location: Ajax Cricket Club

Each year the Town hosts a schools tree planting event to encourage children to get outdoors and have some hands on experience enhancing the environment. We will provide the trees, shovels, gloves & mulch for the students; however, the responsibility of transporting the children will fall upon the individual school. We have the capacity for 300 students to attend the event (max 150 for each session). Register your school group to come out and plant trees!

Contact for more information.

Climate Change Mini Symposium

Time: 6-9p.m.
St Francis Centre
Come out a learn all about climate change during this mini Symposium being put on in partnership with the Ajax Picering Board of Trade the evenings agenda includes:

"Towards Resilience - Durhams Community Climate Adaptation Plan" Brian Kelly, Manager of Sustainability, Durham Region

"Weather Gone Wild: How Wetlands Can Help" presented by: Anne-Marie Hutter Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation - University of Waterloo

Movie Screening
"Before the Flood" - Directed by: Leonardo DiCaprio

Register for Climate Change Mini Symposium 

Friday, April 21, 2017

20 Minute Makeover 

Time 2p.m.
Location: Townwide

Take part in the annual Townwide litter cleanup up. We will provide bags, gloves and garbage collection to those who participate, plus groups receive a certificate of appreciation for their efforts. Please note that cleanup kits will need to be collected from the Ajax Operations Centre (800 Salem Rd North).  Deadline to register is Wednesday April 19th 2017

Register for 20 Minute Makeover

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Community Tree Planting

Time 10 a.m. - 1p.m.
Location: Miles Park

Celebrate Earth day and help us plant 1,000 trees with our partners. Honda Canada Foundation are planting on behalf of
their one tree for one Honda campaign and Highway of Heroes are planting trees in memory of a fallen hero.
The event is rain or shine and all equipment is supplied. The event is to count towards volunteer hours for high school students.

Register for Community Tree Planting 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ajax Meadow Maintenance Workshop

Time 10 a.m.-1p.m.
Location: Ajax Meadow

Help preserve our pollinators during this spring maintenance session of the Ajax Meadow. Tasks include mulching, weeding and planting of wildflowers. High school students will recieve volunteer hours for their support.

Register for Ajax Meadow Maintenance Workshop 


For more information please contact:
Ajax Operations & Environmental Services
Don't forget to click here to Download the Ajax Green Living E- Book