Submitted Media Release
The County of Brant encourages citizens to participate in at-home Earth Day activities during the week of April 20 to 24, 2020.
“April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This is a milestone worth celebrating,” said Mayor David Bailey. “Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our tree planting and clean-up events. However, there are a number of things each citizen can do to help the earth and keep our community healthy and beautiful.”
Starting on April 20th, a variety of at-home earth friendly activities will be shared on the County of Brant’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BrantCommunity) and on www.brant.ca/EarthWeek. As well, information about composting, how to recycle and other friendly tips will be shared.
Below is an example of upcoming Earth Day activities we encourage you and your family to participate in:
· Family clean up challenge (on your own property)
· Disconnect to Reconnect. Unplug from technology and plug into time together.
· Learn how to make a birdfeeder from recycled materials you have at home.
· And more.
We’d love to see how you celebrate Earth day/week. Share your photos with us on our social channels or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On April 24, 2020 at noon, four photos will be chosen at random. The winners (must be County of Brant residents) will receive either a rain barrel or a composter. County staff will deliver this to your property, while practicing physical distancing.
Spring clean-up of parks and public spaces is underway. To help keep the County beautiful, staff will be picking up litter in parks and ditches and performing spring maintenance activities. Please dispose of your waste properly and help keep our community healthy.
Stay tuned for more information about the County of Brant’s Adopt-a-Road program. This program will be re-launched when the COVID-19 health emergency has resolved.
We’d like to thank the City of Brantford, Brant Tree Coalition, Brant Waterways, Grand River Conservation Authority and Paris District High School for your ongoing partnership during Earth Day.
Stay home. Stay Safe.
For more information, visit www.brant.ca/EarthWeek.