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Test drive an electric vehicle at Earth Day event

Test drive an electric vehicle and learn what you can do to help protect the planet as Markham Celebrates Earth Day.

Enjoy live interactive animal presentations, wildlife conservation displays and children’s story time, visit sustainability booths and have a chance to earn prizes.

“Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and bring about global change,” Mayor Frank Scarpitti says. “I invite the community to spend the day with us to learn more about the City of Markham’s various sustainability efforts. We are proud to be a leader in energy and greenhouse gas emissions management and we remain committed to real change for a better tomorrow.”

The free event takes places Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Markham Centre at 179 Enterprise Blvd. Electric vehicle test drives and displays will be at 10 Aviva Way.

Visit markham.ca/EarthMonth to learn more about Markham Celebrates Earth Day and everyday actions to help protect the planet. You’ll also find programs and services to help you reduce the community’s carbon footprint and tips to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, such as improving the energy efficiency of your home and reducing energy consumption by unplugging any unused electronics or switching power bars to eliminate phantom power, turning off lights when you leave the room and taking shorter showers.

The world’s first Earth Day was held in 1970. Today, it’s the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. Visit www.earthday.org/action/ to learn what you can do to make a difference.

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