Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with the City and County of Grande Prairie

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with the City and County of Grande Prairie

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The County of Grande Prairie and City of Grande Prairie invite residents to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, at the Montrose Cultural Centre in Teresa Sargent Hall.

The family-friendly drop-in event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and features engaging learning opportunities, demonstrations from local businesses, and activities for residents of all ages.

Event highlights include:

  • A presentation on bee-friendly native plants and how to identify noxious weeds.
  • A GP Grows Seed Bar, offering a choice of 13 seed varieties for residents’ to make their own customized gardens
  • Opportunity to interact with a live hive of bees, providing a deeper understanding of the vital role played by pollinators.
  • “Electric Avenue” showcase of electric vehicles on the south concourse.

The event also includes interactive activities such as face painting, themed cookie decorating and demonstrations on sustainable practices and environmental stewardship initiatives from several local groups and organizations. 

"Residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day and dive into a range of environmentally conscious programs and initiatives," says Reeve Bob Marshall, County of Grande Prairie. "This event continues to serve as a valuable platform for discovering how we can all do our part through small, impactful changes that will foster positive outcomes for our communities."

“As we come together to celebrate Earth Day, it is important to recognize how we can contribute to environmental stewardship in our community,” said City of Grande Prairie Mayor, Jackie Clayton. “This event serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting our planet through eco-friendly practices and reducing waste, ensuring a healthier and greener future for generations to come."

The City of Grande Prairie is offering complimentary city-wide transit throughout the day to commuters as part of its efforts to promote environmentally friendly transportation.

More details about the Earth Day Community Celebration are available on the City’s website cityofgp.com/earthday and the County’s website countygp.ab.ca/earthday.