City and Sustainable Kingston Suggest Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Published on: 2021/04/22 - in News

Today, April 22, is Earth Day and with everyone being asked to stay at home as much as possible during the third wave of COVID-19, Sustainable Kingston and the City is offering up ways you can  join millions of people around the world bringing attention to humanity’s impact on the Earth.

“As we continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, we can also show – and live! – our commitment to a greener and more sustainable future,” said Tess Wittmann, Community Outreach Specialist at Sustainable Kingston.

Wittmann provided some ideas on celebrating the day and asked everyone to share their Earth Day efforts on social media using #EarthDayAtHome.

  • Create an Earth Day sign for your window. Show or tell the outside world why Earth Day matters to you!
  • Spend some time learning about the importance of natural areas and wildlife! Wetlands and pollinators are just a couple essential parts of our ecosystem and now is a great time to learn more about the role they play.
  • Rethink your diet. Are there small steps you can take to make your meal more sustainable? One great way to make a difference for our environment is by reducing food waste. Learn how you can do that using the City’s Food Waste resource page, and by watching this one-minute video (embedded below)!
  • Learn more about the Climate Leadership Plan, the City’s roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2040.
  • Brainstorm ways to lower your energy consumption.

“I encourage everyone to use the day to learn, to reflect, and to commit to a personal action you can take to make our city and our world a better, more sustainable place to call home,” says Wittmann.


More Earth-friendly action ideas for Earth Day 2021 can be found at Sustainable Kingston.