Earth Day Kingston celebrates Mother Earth, its elements, and ancestors with an inclusive and creative community gathering on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee: Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Earth Day recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and Mother Earth to achieve a balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations.
The first Earth Day Kingston Celebration started in 2015 as a grassroots initiative run/hosted by Yessica Rivera Belsham of Ollin.ca with a focus on connecting to Mother Earth in a community celebration on Earth Day through the power of the drum with Kingston's global community drum circle. Each year the celebration has been successfully growing with more supports, partnerships, and collaborations such as Kingston National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Thunder Women, Kingston Latino Association, Kingston Community Health Centre's Special Events, Sustainable Kingston, Utilities Kingston, City of Kingston and more.
100% of the proceeds of the Earth Day Kingston events go to cover costs of the event itself, including accessible port-a-potty, venue booking, honorariums for drummers, singers, artists, and materials.
Special thank you to the Kingston community for your interest, engagement, and support.
Earth Day Kingston events have been relying on volunteers and donations to cover costs of expenses for the event to happen.
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