Keep following this page for more details on the fourth annual Eco Day, on April 20, 2024.

Earth Week 2024

Learn how you can take action during this year's Earth Week, from April 15 - 20, 2024. There are many opportunities to get involved — from our Cornwall Gives a Shirt initiative to Eco Day activities — there's something for everyone!

More info coming soon!

 Cornwall Gives-a-Shirt Spring Collection

The City of Cornwall, throughout the whole week, will be hosting a community-wide textile collection called Cornwall Gives A Shirt — Spring edition! Set out bags of gently used clothing, linens, and footwear on your regular collection day during the week the week of April 15-19, 2024 Be sure to mark these bags with a large and clear sign marked with "Cornwall Gives A Shirt."

If you missed your collection date, or have additional items to add to the program you can also bring donations to the City of Cornwall’s Eco Day at Lamoureux Park on April 20th.

For the Spring collection, residents should donate summer and spring items which will prevent our partners like New for You (Agape), Salvation Army and Serendipity Boutique from holding onto fall or winter clothing.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to donate those items in the Fall during our 7th Annual Cornwall Gives a Shirt Fall collection.

To get an "I Give A Shirt" sign, download the JPEG below.

"I Give a Shirt" sign

4th Annual Eco Day - April 20, 2024 at Lamoureux Park

Decorative: Eco Day logo

 Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10am to 2pm in Lamoureaux Park!


Eco Day is family-friendly event that provides knowledge, tools, and encouragement to help the Cornwall community connect with nature and live a more sustainable life. 

 What to expect at Eco Day:

  • Learn about local efforts to promote environmental sustainability by talking to City departments, organizations, clubs, and businesses.
  • Live music
  • Interactive games and activities for all ages
  • Nature-inspired kids crafts
  • Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s annual tree giveaway
  • Free bicycle safety tune-ups
  • Seed swap table
  • Free public transit to and from the event

And more! 

New this year, Cornwall’s Give-a-Shirt initiative will be hosting an Upcycled Fashion Show at the Bandshell!  

 What to bring: 

  • A bike for a free safety check-up by a licensed bike mechanic. 
  • A bag, bin, or bucket to transport free mulch and compost
  • Electronic waste to be recycled. Only items smaller than a breadbox please!
  • Old clothing and shoes for donation.
  • Textiles to be recycled. 
  • Yarn donations to benefit those in need.
  • Seeds for swapping.

Stay tuned for more details. We’ll see you there!

We are looking for volunteers. Please email if you’re interested in helping deliver this great event!  

 Riparian Restoration Tours - April 16/17, 2024 

April 16, 10am – 12pm
April 17, 5pm – 7pm

Two walking tours hosted by volunteer Kimberly Bray, who first conducted this tour in 2022.
Participants will learn about the progress of the Riparian Restoration project since it was

Tour will start at the entrance to the bike path across from Snetsinger Park and will end on the
new bike path just south of Tim Hortons on Pitt Street at Tollgate Rd.


Register here.

Seed Bomb Workshop 

April 16, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Cornwall Public Library
Free Activity for All Ages

Learn about native wildflowers while getting your hands dirty! Kristen from Radical Roots Native Wildflower Seed Bombs will provide an overview of native gardening benefits and guide participants in a hands-on activity.

Afterward, participants can take home their seed bombs to plant in their own gardens. This hands-on, all ages activity will include information about native plants and beneficial worm compost.


Register here.

 Your Retrofit and Electrification Journey

Cornwall Public Library

Thursday, April 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Free and open to the public.


Panel discussion with community members as well as energy efficiency and low carbon experts Alex Liolios of Zero Energy Homes, Stephen Magneron

of HomeSOL Building Solutions, and certified Passive House designers, Jeremiah Point and Brock Wilson.


Participate in breakout sessions and learn about saving energy and mitigating greenhouse gases in your home.

Co-hosted by Transition Cornwall+.


Register here.

 Rotary Eco Gardens Walk, Talk and Tea

Friday, April 19, 9:30 am
Lamoureux Park

The City of Cornwall and the CFUW Outdoor Club invite participants to learn more about the Rotary Point & Creek restoration project with Brian, Emilie and Georgia of the River Institute. The tour will end with a sit-down conversation with City staff, CFUW, and River Institute. Tea will be served. More details to come.


Register here.

 Annual Earth Week Clean-up

Friday, April 19, 12pm – 1pm


City staff will be at Lamoureux Park doing a lunch-hour clean-up to prepare for the City’s 4th Annual Eco Day.

Residents are invited to spend their lunch-hour cleaning around their office or their home.

 Community Planting Event

Monday, April 20, Time: TBD
Mattice Park

More details to come.

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