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Plenty to Do in Celebrating Earth Day at The Forks

April 22, 2016 7:58 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

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Earth Day is being marked at The Forks today with a series of free events and programming for the public.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can learn about The Forks’ Target Zero initiatives in their effort to lower the carbon footprint in the area.

Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks, says every day is considered Earth Day for them given their dedicated efforts to sustainability.

“We want to help raise awareness with small steps everyone can take that will make a big impact on our earth,” Jordan said.

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) will be on hand to collect old plastic bags in support of Winnipeg Harvest in honour of their one-year anniversary of the Bag it Forward program.

Most activities will be taking place under the canopy, with the exception of free eco-kids tours by MMSM running at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Two tour guides will lead groups around The Forks site, educating on Target Zero initiatives and how they can take steps to implement similar ideas at home.