Roll up your sleeves, Peterborough!

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough hosts "7 Days of Green" in support of Earth Week (April 16 - 22)

Since Earth Day falls on Monday April 22, most community clean-up events are taking place on Saturday, April 20.
Since Earth Day falls on Monday April 22, most community clean-up events are taking place on Saturday, April 20.

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP) is hosting “7 Days of Green” from April 16th to 22nd in the City and County of Peterborough.

The purpose of the 7 Days of Green initiative is to highlight and support local green activities during Earth Week while building awareness around green living and giving.

“At the Community Foundation, we believe that every green act matters,” says Andrea Dicks, CFGP’s Executive Director.

“7 Days of Green will shine a spotlight on the impressive activities happening throughout our community,” she explains, “while also inviting residents to take part with their families and friends.”

CFGP is a volunteer-driven charitable organization that fosters philanthropy, issues grants to registered charities to enhance quality of life, and provides community leadership on important issues.

The foundation supports all the communities in the region of Peterborough, including the City of Peterborough and the eight townships that comprise the County of Peterborough.

7 Days of Green takes place April 16-22
7 Days of Green takes place April 16-22
Various local organizations and businesses are partnering with CFGP for 7 Days of Green, including Brant Basics, Camp Kawartha, Canadian Canoe Museum, Charm Tree Toys, Downtown Business Improvement Area, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, GreenUP, Kawartha Heritage Conservancy, KRUZ FM, KawarthaNow, Kawartha World Issues Centre, Lansdowne Place Mall, Nourish Peterborough, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, Peterborough Community Garden Network, The Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough Museum and Archives, PTBOCanada, The Rotary Clubs of Peterborough, Trent University, and The Wolf.

See the schedule below for events and activities that are planned for each day of 7 Days of Green. All of them are all open to the public.

Note that since Earth Day falls on Monday April 22, most community clean-up events are taking place on Saturday, April 20.

For more information about 7 Days of Green, visit CFGP’s website at www.cfgp.ca/green.


Day 1 – Tuesday, April 16

When What Where
TBA Launch of 7 Days with Random Acts of Green TBA
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)

Day 2 – Wednesday, April 17

When What Where
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
7:00 pm 50 Shades of Green: Stories and Perspectives on our Changing Environment, with KWIC & Trent University Bagnani Lecture Hall, Traill College (310 London St., Peterborough)

Day 3 – Thursday, April 18

When What Where
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
7:00 pm Pollution Probe and the Not-So-Secret Beginnings of Environmental Activism in Ontario, with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies Bagnani Lecture Hall, Traill College (310 London St., Peterborough)

Day 4 – Friday, April 19

When What Where
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Getting to Carbon Neutral, with Kawartha Heritage Conservancy & Peterborough GreenUP Scott House, Traill College (310 London St., Peterborough)

Day 5 – Saturday, April 20

When What Where
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Super Spring Clean Up with the Rotary Clubs of Peterborough Peterborough, Bridgenorth, and Lakefield
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 15th Annual Earth Day Jackson Creek Clean Up with ORCA Jackson Creek (Monaghan Rd. and Parkhill Rd., Peterborough)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Speakers Corner Lansdowne Place (645 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough)

Day 6 – Sunday April 21 *

When What Where
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Ecology Park Grand Opening Ecology Park (2005 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm OFAH Open House OFAH Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre (4601 Guthrie Dr., Peterborough)
10:30 am Kawartha Heritage Conservancy April Awakening Trail Walk The Ballyduff Trails, McKim-Garsonnin property (851 Ballyduff Rd., Bethany)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Camp Kawartha Open House Camp Kawartha Environmental Centre (2505 Pioneer Rd., Peterborough)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Canoe Museum Open House Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hands on Nature Peterborough Museum and Archives (300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Family Nature Day with Kinark Child and Family Services Prince of Wales Public School (1211 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough)

*Family Green Pass – Just say the magic words “7 Days of Green” and these events and exhibits are free to attend!


Day 7 (Earth Day) – Monday, April 22

When What Where
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nature Tales of the Little Ones, with Charm Tree Toys Charm Tree Toys (372 George St. N., Peterborough)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Community Garden Party St. Andrew’s United Church Community Garden Plot (441 Rubidge St., Peterborough)
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