April 20, 2018 10:29 am
Updated: April 20, 2018 1:14 pm

Where to participate in Earth Day 2018 in Winnipeg

WATCH: Global News Morning spoke with Jacques Bourgeois of the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre about their Earth Day activities on April 22.


The world will celebrate Earth Day 2018 on Sunday, and there’s plenty of ways for Winnipeggers to get in on the action.

For those looking to celebrate the planet, the city will be hosting multiple free events that centre around the environment and sustainability.

READ MORE: Hundreds gather for Earth Day rallies across Winnipeg (April 2017)

Oak Hammock Marsh will be hosting events on Earth Day to help people understand how important wetlands are to the environment.

Jacques Bourgeois of the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre was on Global News Morning, saying that there are a number of things people can do at home to help make a difference, no matter whether you live in a house, condo or apartment.

Here’s a list of just some of the other events taking place:

  • Manitoba Children’s Museum (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Plant your own seedling, focus on trees or learn about the importance of bees at this family-friendly event
  • FortWhyte Alive (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Free live entertainment, environmental workshops and outdoor activities all day
  • Downtown Biz Earth Day Cleanup (throughout Monday): Clean up downtown by meeting at either Thunderbird House (9 a.m.) or the Millennium Library Park (2 p.m.)
  • The Forks (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.):  Jump on a free eco tour to learn about The Forks’ green initiatives and about how to be more earth-friendy
  • Maples Community Centre (throughout the day): Plant trees or learn about kid-friendly recycling at the community centre Sunday

WATCH: Do you know how much waste Canada generates?

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