Earth Day around the world (fittingly) is celebrated on April 22 since 1990. More than 6 million Canadians join 1 billion people in over 170 countries for events that tackle local and global environmental issues. That’s a pretty serious honour that we hope has some staying power year-round. We’ve stretched it out for a whole week this year so that everyone has a chance to join in.

What’s Happening at UHN?

Roving Photobooth with Green Action Bubbles! Coming to a lobby booth near you (see schedule for your site)

What’s that? Visit our lunchtime lobby booths and pose for a picture in front of our earth week backdrop that says “I Green UHN by…”. Hold up a speech bubble with the green action of your choice, like “recycling” or “turning off lights” or your very own message (keep it clean, people). By doing a week instead of a day, 1 booth serves all sites instead of making 6 booths – excellent waste reduction in action :). Look for your picture here and on the UHN Facebook page!


Toronto General Hospital, Munk Lobby: Tuesday April 22, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Atrium Lobby: Wednesday April 23 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Toronto Rehab-University Centre, University Lobby: Thursday April 24, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Toronto Western Hospital Lobby near Shopper’s: Friday April 25, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Toronto Rehab – Bickle Centre Lobby: Monday April 28, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Toronto Rehab-Lyndhurst Centre Lobby: Tuesday, Apr 29, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


HiRes-speechbubble recycling
or try this dapper yet eco-minded individual.


Want something to print (and recycle later, natch) to post for your colleagues? Your wish is my command. (click on poster below)



We have plenty of highlights from last year and for excellent ideas around town, try Earth Day Canada too.


Enjoy celebrating a truly global party!