Gala Earth Market features “Taste, Learn, Shop and Love Local”

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The next famous Earth Market of Mississauga will be at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am until 2 pm. The free, fun and interactive community event will feature educational workshops, interactive displays, environmental vendors, local food, live music and more. Special event highlights include a screening of a new documentary by Sustainable Joe’s and an Earth Day Canada POP-UP adventure playground for all to enjoy!

Residents and visitors at the Earth Market can also enjoy a Community BBQ hosted by United Way in support of the events at Hickory Drive.

This Earth Market is in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation and is located in the Burnhamthorpe SNAP: a collaborative project to create a more resilient sustainable neighbourhood. It is supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Activities & Workshops

Visit a MiWay bus featuring the winning bus wrap from Glenforest Secondary School!
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Catch a performance from Mississauga’s own Paul Cassidy!
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EarthPLAY POP-UP Adventure Playground
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The kids will love the Earth Day POP-UP Adventure Playground! Drop by this outdoor playground and see your kids’ imaginations soar as they experiment with cardboard boxes, shovels and a whole lot of other materials to make a creation of their own. EarthPLAY is self-directed, outdoor play with the goal of strengthening kids’ connection to nature and deepening their respect for the earth.
For kids ages 3-12.

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Screening of the “Time is Now” Documentary by Sustainable Joes
Time: 10:45 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Join the founder of Sustainable Joes, Stephen Szucs for the screening of his new documentary the Sustainable Joe – The Time is Now… From the economy to the environment, we all know something has to change. But what are we supposed to do? This film takes a realistic look at the challenges we face, the drivers of our actions, and more importantly provides solutions to how you can have a positive impact today! Following the screening, Stephen will be on hand to answer questions.

Water is…
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join internationally published limnologist Nina Munteanu in a discussion on water and her new book Water Is…. The book draws inspiration from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, artists and scientists, and a lifetime dedicated to water. Water Is… is part history, part science and part philosophy, combining an intensely personal journey with scientific discovery to explore water’s many “identities”.

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Stormwater Management on Private Property: Downspout Disconnect
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interested in disconnecting your downspout? Learn from Toronto and Region Conservation how easy it is to disconnect your downspout. Be inspired by the number of unique and useful ways, from rain barrels to rain gardens, to make use of free rain water.

Grown In Mississauga! Supporting Local Food Systems in our Urban Environment
Time: 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In this session, participants will learn all about food security and the many ways to contribute to a resilient local food system. The session includes an informative discussion by Ecosource as well as hands-on activities to learn how to ensure everyone always has access to safe and nutritious food!

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Community Safety Through Environmental Design:
Keeping Yourself and Others Safe
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Safe City Mississauga is a crime prevention organization. In partnership with the City of Mississauga, Peel Regional Police, and other community groups in the Region of Peel, Safe City leads various programs and services in an effort to make Mississauga a crime-free city for all. This community safety workshop discusses the efforts we can take as individuals and as a collective to keep ourselves and others safe.
Topics: Home Security, Pedestrian and Community Safety, and Youth Trends

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
Time: 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Did you know that low-income customers can get up to $500 in emergency assistance on electricity bills and $500 for gas bills? Join this workshop hosted by the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre to find out if you qualify for LEAP. A short presentation will be followed by questions and answers. – CINEWS

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