Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment.
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In 2004 it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America, for its innovative year-round programs and educational resources, by the Washington-based North American Association for Environmental Education, the world's largest association of environmental educators. In 2008 it was chosen as Canada’s “Outstanding Non-profit Organization” by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada. www.earthday.ca
Earth Day Canada operates year-round programs that engage people of all ages:
EcoKids is a free, environmental education program that offers curriculum-linked materials and activities for Canadian elementary schools to engage in environmental action.
EcoMentors trains and supports youth to facilitate environmental education workshops and engage their peers and other young people in the community.
EcoAction Teams provides Canadians with sound conservation choices in the home and in their daily lives. Through active participation and online results tracking, individuals can significantly reduce their natural resource and electricity use, greenhouse gas emissions and household waste.
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program cultivates environmental leadership by providing $5,000 scholarships to graduating Canadian high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence.
The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders of any age who have fostered meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.
Earth Day Canada also helps community groups across Canada organize their own events in support of Earth Day.
For more information visit www.earthday.ca