Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge
Save the Date! Join Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018 as we encourage everyone to
“DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!”
This eco-inspired, all ages event includes the Family Freecycle, the Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, arts & entertainment, interactive booths, flash mobs, a special Haney Farmers Market, electric vehicles, a Food Truck Festival and more. This year, we encourage everyone to “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!”
Bring broken items to be fixed at the Repair Cafe at the Greg Moore Youth Centre and get hands on at Tinkerbell Corner to make and share your original creations! Also, check out our DIY workshops and lead-up events scheduled throughout March & April. For details, visit the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page. See you on April 21!”
Registration Forms now available!!
Download the ED2018 – Participant Registration Form
Want to volunteer for our event? Lots of opportunities available, let us know if you’re interested in getting involved in the planning process or just want to help out on the day. Lunch provided!
Download the ED2018 – Volunteer Registration Form
Interested in performing at Earth Day? Fill out the form and let our Entertainment Coordinator know!
Download the ED2018 – Performer Registration Form
Earth Day 2018 Poetry & Photo Contests Now Open!!
Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge invites citizens of all ages to submit their photos and poetry starting January 8, 2018 to showcase this year’s Earth Day theme of “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!”
Enter now for your chance to win fabulous prizes and be featured in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS! Select poetry & photo contest winners will also be invited to share their work at the Celebrate Earth Day event on Saturday April 21 at Memorial Peace Park.
The POETRY contest will award first, second, and third place in each category: child (up to age 10), youth (ages 11-16) and adult (ages 17+). Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest deadline is March 9, 2018. See full 2018 Earth Day Poetry Contest Rules.
The PHOTO contest will award a top winner in each themed category:
- Make it
- Grow it
- Fix it
- Share it
as well as a Grand Prize Winner. Send entries in jpg format (minimum 1MB) to email@example.com Entry deadline is March 9, 2018. After March 9, entries will be posted to an “Earth Day 2018 Photos” Album on the Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge Facebook page and voting will be open to the public until Friday, April 6, 2018. Visit & vote for your favourite photos!!
PLUS!!! Win a Screening of “The Lorax” for You and Your Classmates!!
This year, School District 42 and Ridge Meadows Recycling Society are encouraging students in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows to participate in the Earth Day 2018 Poetry & Photo Contests, and the class with the most contest entries will win a screening of the movie “The Lorax” in their classroom – popcorn & drinks provided!!
See contest details above. Classes can submit both poetry & photos. Student entries should note which school and class (include teacher’s name) they are from. Good luck!!
Previous Celebrate Earth Day Festivals:
2017: “Back to Nature”
Celebrate Earth Day’s 2017’s theme, “Back to Nature,” highlighted the natural beauty all around us – one of the best things about living in Maple Ridge! Event photos of Earth Day 2017 by Amber Light Photography are posted on the Celebrate Earth Day Facebook Page. Also check out this great video of our event from Christina Waschko!
As always, the arts were a huge part of Earth Day. Live entertainment included music stages, surprise flash mobs, a welcoming ceremony parade, and roving performers. Attendees made some crafts, got their face painted, helped create the Earth Day Nature Mandala, and checked out artists from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour. A new element this year was the Kids ‘n’ Nature PlayZone located in the grassy area south of the Farmer’s Market for some hands-on nature exploration – Tinkerbell was even on site for some dancing and storytime!
About the theme…
The 2017 theme for Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge was “Back to Nature” – one of the main ideas behind this theme is that if residents (and their kids!) get away from screens and spend more time in nature, they will learn to love it and fight to save it. This year, we partnered with outdoor & environmental groups to organize lots of lead-up outdoor activities throughout March & April to get people outside. Activities include canoe tours, trail clearing, salmon fry release, nature printing & photography, family hikes, and more! Check out the video compilation below 🙂
“ENERGY!” was our theme for Celebrate Earth Day 2016 and there was lots of it on site, including various Human Recharging Stations 🙂 Amber Light Photography was there to capture some great event photos!
2015 – “Water, Water Everywhere”
Celebrate Earth Day 2015 made a splash with our “Water, Water Everywhere” focus on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Check out photos of the event by Amber Light Photography and our April, 2015 Newsletter highlighting the event.
2014 – “Food for Thought”
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Haney Farmers Market and “Food For Thought” on Saturday, April 26, 2014. There are some great photos of the event on Amber Light Photography’s Facebook Page and we highlighted it in our April, 2014 Newsletter
2013 – “Earth Arts”
Celebrate Earth Day 2013 Partnered with the ARTS and took place on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
2012 – “Celebrating 40 Years of Recycling”
Celebrate Earth Day 2012 took place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 and celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Ridge Meadows Recycling!
Earth Day has been celebrated in Maple Ridge since it started in 1970! Here are some photos & posters from earlier Earth Days. Thank you to all individuals and organizations that have helped us celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge!
Our Vision: To celebrate and embrace the Earth’s past, present, and future by engaging people in Nature & the Outdoors, Family & Community, and Green Innovation & Technology through business, info, arts, activities, and entertainment.
Our Mission: The Mission of the Celebrate Earth Day Organizing Committee is to celebrate and promote environmental groups, interactive programs, initiatives, issues, and ideas in the communities of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie First Nation through an annual participatory event on or around April 22.