Tidy up downtown
Assemble a team of trash picker-uppers to clean up the downtown core with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. The group’s hosting its annual Earth Day Cleanup Friday, complete with prizes for best team name, best team outfit and so on. There will be two tidy events, one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thunderbird House and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Millennium Library Park. Last year’s record was 3,250 lbs of garbage collected.
Take a hike – and learn about your carbon footprint
It’s usually nice to walk around The Forks in the spring, but this Saturday you can learn about ways to cut garbage, water waste and carbon emissions. With Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, The Forks is hosting four special “eco tours” on Saturday. The interactive walk should take about 40 minutes. You might need your hat and mittens, as snow is in the forecast.
Head outdoors with your family
FortWhyte Alive is hosting an Earth Day celebration that includes family-friendly environmental workshops, live entertainment and other outdoor fun. Events will run all day Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Dig into free compost
Gardeners can get their green thumbs (and shovels) on free plant food on Saturday. The city is giving away free compost at the Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot (1120 Pacific Ave.) Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s free while quantities last and you can only take away 100 litres of compost per vehicle.