What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event that takes place in April. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and has since been adopted by over 192 countries worldwide.
Why does CAA Manitoba take part in Earth Day?
While CAA started as an auto club we have grown into so much more and we recognize the impact that vehicles have on the environment.
We also understand that environmental awareness is something that is important to our Members and therefore it’s important to us!
What does CAA Manitoba do to take part in Earth Day?
Every year CAA Manitoba holds an Earth Day weekend, in which we have four of our AARS garages, in Winnipeg, available for the drop off of old tires, used motor oil and car batteries.
We do not want these items to end up in a landfill or in our sewer systems so we invite our Members and those who are not yet Members to clean out their sheds and garages!
There is no charge to drop off these items and we will ensure they are recycled in an eco-friendly manner!
We also hold an Earth Day celebration in Brandon so that Members in the Westman region are also able to drop off old tires, used motor oil and car batteries. A drop off depot for hazardous materials is available to Member and non – Members during the Earth Day celebration.
The Great Battery Roundup
Each year, CAA Manitoba hosts “The Great Battery Roundup” at our branches in celebration of Earth Day Canada. Members and non-Members alike can bring their old car batteries, motor oil and tires to be recycled at no cost to them. Since 2012, we have also included a drop-off depot at FortWhyte Alive.
Some 2017 highlights:
- Collected 81 tires
- Collected 27 batteries
- Collected 241 Litres of oil
Why is it important to recycle these materials?
Earth Day Cleanup 2017
Twenty seven patrols from Clifton School in Winnipeg joined some CAA staff to clean up Omand’s Creek across from our Empress store. Despite the cold weather and snow, the patrol squad and staff had great enthusiasm and cleaned up quite a bit!