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Earth Day at Ryerson - April 21, 2017!


Earth Day is celebrated annually by millions of people around the world and Ryerson is proud to join in the celebrations on April 21st, 2017 with a variety of fun and interactive events to get you outdoors and engaging with one another. Check out the list of activities happening around campus and be sure to plan a break in your day to stop by and get some fresh air!

Ryerson Earth Day Fair

The Earth Day Fair will take place from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Kerr Hall Quad outside of the RAC entrance. There will be fun, interactive booths hosted by many groups including Ryerson Urban Farm, MicrobeHub, Sustainability Matters and more!

Activities will include:

  • DIY seed bombs
  • Campus nature walks
  • Free drop-in bike tune ups
  • Bee hotel assembly
  • Pollinator education games

Campus Nature Walks

Hosted by Environment and Urban Sustainability student Josh Kornhauser, these campus nature walks will guide participants around campus to learn more about the urban landscape. Did you know that edible berry bushes grow on campus? You can learn where they are and more at these campus nature walks! They will depart from the Earth Day Fair at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and will last about 20 minutes.

20 Minute Makeover Campus Clean Up

After the long winter, the city and our campus could use a good cleanup supported by the community members who love and use our beautiful campus! There will be two stations setup with gloves and bags for all of the participants. Stop by the Pitman Quad or Nelson Mandela Walkway to get your supplies!

Downtown Yonge BIA Spring Cleanup

As part of the Clean Toronto Together program, the BIA will be working to enhance the laneways and local parks in Ryerson’s neighbourhood just in time for spring. Areas they will focus on are: O'Keefe Lane North, O'Keefe Lane South, St. Enoch's Lane, St. Luke's Lane, Walton Lane, Trinity Square Park, McGill-Granby Parkettes, and Sheard Park. This cleanup takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Participants can meet at Yonge-Dundas Square.