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Earth Week

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It is one of the most celebrated environmental events worldwide. This page describes the ways that Huntsville is celebrating; for an entire week! Join us!

The Town of Huntsville in partnership with the Huntsville Public Library, Transition Huntsville, and EcoMuskoka Conservation celebrated an entire week of activities with you and your family from April 18-24, 2016. Thank you for participating in Earth Week 2016. Tell us what you would like to see for 2017 and stay tuned!

On this page, find information about 2016 events, including:

Earth Week Events

Earth Week in Huntsville runs from April 18-24, 2016. The organizing team is working hard to program an engaging week of activities to celebrate. The schedule below will be added to as details are confirmed.

Earth Week 2016 poster

 Date, Time, Location

Event Details

Monday, April 18, 2016

Algonquin Theatre, 7 P.M.

Reel Alternatives presents the film: "All the Time in the World" about a family who chooses a simpler life.

7 P.M. at the Algonquin Theatre. Ticket $7 before at Seven Main Café or $8 at the door.

Special day-time showing for schools

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Huntsville Public Library, 4 to 5 P.M.

Sustainable Stories for kids ages 3 to 12.

Local author Matt Richter will share his new picture book: "Counting on the Future"!

"Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis will also be read followed with re-using boxes to make creative creations! Registration open on Friday, March 4 by calling the library: 705-789-5232

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Apply today until May 20th for a beautiful native tree in your front yard! See the information about the Urban Streetscape Tree Planting Program at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Listen to the "Green Tapestry" show on Hunters Bay Radio, hosted by Mike Peppard. 10:30 - 11:00 A.M.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

Earth Day Story Time and Craft at the Huntsville Public Library from 11 to 11:45 A.M. For ages 2 to 5 years old. Children are welcome to visit the Library for story time and enjoy songs, rhymes and finger plays. Selected picture books will be related to Earth Day. Story time will be followed by an up-cycle craft. Drop-in program.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

Environmental Lecture Series: Dr. Peter Sale presents "Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka". 4 P.M. at the Huntsville Public Library. RSVP: www.muskokawatershed.org

Friday, April 22, 2016

10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Annual Compost Giveaway. Pick up free nutrient rich compost soil, just in time for spring! The Town of Huntsville, in partnership with the District Municipality of Muskoka, will be giving away free compost at Madill Works Yard located at 169 Madill Church Road. Residents are responsible for shovelling their own compost. Want to know more about Muskoka's compost? View the brochure called "The Dirt on Muskoka's Compost"

Things to remember:

  • First come, first served while supplies last.
  • Bring your shovel. No motorized equipment allowed.
  • Bring a container or bag for your compost.
 

Friday, April 22, 2016

 

Happy Earth Day! Join us live for a Twitter Chat: Green Living Tips from the Sustainability Coordinator. 2-3 P.M. on Twitter. @townhuntsville #earthweekhville

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Huntsville Public Library, 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

This Earth Week Community Celebration event will include:

  • Hands-on workshops and "how-to" tips for green living
  • Community Fair showcasing community groups who will offer interactive activities about local food, environmental programs, recycling, composting, and more!
  • Green marketplace
  • Food and music

 Sunday, April 24, 2016

Clean Up Huntsville! As winter disappears, litter starts to appear. Join us for a community-wide spring clean-up. We have all the tools to help you organize a roadside clean-up in your neighbourhood. Contact Sustainability Coordinator, Rebecca Francis by using the contact information on the right-hand side of this page. She will work with you to organize a route, supplies, and waste pick-up.

Urban Streetscape Tree Planting

Enhance your lot and the streetscape by planting a native tree. This will improve the look of your neighbourhood and help clean the air for years to come!

Are you interested in having a tree planted in your yard? View the application form and apply today.

Here are some tips to help keep your tree growing healthy and strong.

Unity Plan: Huntsville's Guide to a Sustainable Future

The Town of Huntsville celebrates Earth Day everyday by working to implement the Unity Plan.

Learn more by reading the Unity Plan.

Find out what's being done with Unity Plan implementation by visiting the various pages on this website under the Sustainability heading on the left hand side of this page.