Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day (April 22) in Charlottetown
Posted on 04/22/2022

Individuals have the simple yet effective power to make an impact

Each year, to celebrate Earth Day (April 22), communities around the world come together to protect the environment and create a healthy, more sustainable future for the planet. This year’s global theme Invest in Our Planet is focused on preserving and protecting our health, families and livelihoods. It also recognizes that as individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, civic actions, and personal interactions.

Charlottetown has a number of local resources, programs and initiatives for residents, including:

Sustainable Living Guide

  • A resource guide and checklist that includes sustainability tips and resources. To learn more, click here.

Climate Trackers

  • A new citizen-science based initiative where community contributions help to inform our local climate change adaptation efforts. To learn more, visit charlottetown.ca/climatetrackers.

Energy partnership programs

  • efficiencyPEI delivers home energy efficiency rebates, along with free services and upgrades. To learn more, click here.
  • Switch Charlottetown helps homeowners finance the cost of home energy efficiency upgrades. To learn more, visit switchcharlottetown.ca.

Be water friendly

  • A water conservation program that helps residents make small changes that have a big impact. To learn more, visit bewaterfriendly.com.


Seasonal Lawn Maintenance Guide

  • A resource guide with lawn care practices, tips and information for homeowners. To learn more, click here.

Bring it Charlottetown


Local food recovery network

  • A program that diverts surplus food from producers, wholesalers, and retailers to local organizations, such as food banks and soup kitchens. To learn more, visit secondharvest.ca/pei.


Urban agriculture

  • The city manages three edible orchards and 25 community vegetable planters. Residents are invited to harvest and enjoy. To learn more, click here.

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations

  • The City has 19 (Level 2) EV charging stations across the city. To learn more, visit charlottetown.ca/ev.

The Charlottetown Cycling Handbook

  • Everything you need to know about riding your bicycle in and around Charlottetown. To learn more, click here.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1972 and has been working to educate and activate the environmental movement around the world ever since. Canada is one of more than 192 countries working to drive positive action for our planet. The goal is to raise awareness among as many citizens and organizations across the country as possible and to encourage people to take action. To learn more, visit earthday.ca.