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Earth Day 2007 in Toronto

Earth Day should be every day in Toronto, but with increased stress on our highways and roads, the air quality seems to get worse every year. Sunday is the official Earth Day and with Kyoto legislation and pending election, it just might be the most important one yet.

The forecast for tomorrow calls for sunny skies and a high of 23, so get outside and celebrate what your Mama Earth gave you. Here are some Earth Day highlights:

Toronto Tree Planting Eco Fair: From noon to 4 p.m. Downsview Park hosts an Earth Day event for the entire family. CityNews meteorologist Michael Kuss will host the opening ceremonies and singer-songwriter Emm Gryner will provide the musical entertainment. Activities include environment exhibits, trivia and EcoKids arts and crafts.

Streets Are For People: Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a rally from Metro Hall to the Eco-Fair location at on John St. (between Queen and Adelaide). The event runs from 2 p.m. and includes green lifestyle workshops, street games, street theatre and an eco-bazaar.

Bike Swap: From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., you can drop off your old bike and bike gear. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. people in the market for bikes and bike gear can browse and buy. This event takes place at Mountain Equipment Co-op (400 King St. West).

Water and Women of Action A Teach-In on the Sacred Rights of Water: This One Earth Community: Sharing Our Stories closing event includes facilitators Maude Barlow, Vanada Shiva, Starhawk and Moema Viezzer. It takes place at the Ontario Insitute for Studies in Eduation - Auditorium, Ground Floor
(252 Bloor St. West) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 (from Toronto Women's Bookstore) and free for Gathering registrants.

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