Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with EarthPLAY

Why does Earth Day Canada care so much, and why should you?

The playground at Barriere Elementary provides a great opportunity for kids such as Claire Arcand to EarthPLAY next door to Fadear Park.

The playground at Barriere Elementary provides a great opportunity for kids such as Claire Arcand to EarthPLAY next door to Fadear Park.

Earth Day Canada

Remember how you played as a child?

Did you spend a lot of time outside, building forts, climbing trees, inventing new games and get your hands dirty, without any grown-ups interfering?

This type of play is rapidly disappearing from our world.

Why does Earth Day Canada care so much, and why should you?

Because kids who don’t get outside, who aren’t stimulated by their environment, won’t grow up with any motivation to protect our planet. And kids who don’t connect to their inner nature through creative play won’t be as resilient as generations before them.

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! Celebrations across the country are highlighting our great outdoors. At a time when most children spend less than an hour per day outside, we’re asking everyone to EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017: Connect to your nature!

EarthPLAY is Earth Day Canada’s new program to protect and create outdoor play opportunities for children across Canada. EarthPLAY works with schools, parents, recreation centres and community groups to integrate unstructured, outdoor free play into the day-to-day lives of children ages five to 15. Learn more at: earthplay.ca.

Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities. We lead an annual Earth Day campaign in conjunction with free, year-round, award-winning programs that get people outside, interacting with the natural environment — this, in turn, fosters an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to stewardship and conservation.

Learn more at: earthday.ca.

 

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