Each year during the week of June 5th, Canadian Environment Week focuses attention on conservation and preservation of natural and precious resources.
The observance encourages awareness and action to protect the natural environment. It also draws attention to environmental issues such as marine pollution, air pollution, and deforestation. Across Canada, the campaign includes discussions regarding biodiversity, climate change, and protecting natural spaces. discussions regarding biodiversity, climate change, and protecting natural spaces. Increasing the use of sustainable products, recycling, and efficient homes are also prime topics.
Organizers and private citizens alike participate in the week-long observance in various ways. They may invest in renewable energy or clean up their neighborhoods. They may rededicate themselves to reusing, recycling, and repurposing while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Commuting to work may include ride sharing or telecommuting and biking to work.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CanadianEnivornmentWeek
Joint events in your community. Learn more about renewable energy. Find out how to keep the water you drink and the air you breathe clean. Share your experiences regarding conservation and preservation, too.
Other ways to celebrate include:
- Take a nature hike
- Join an organization dedicated to conservation
- Create a bird habitat
- Visit a sanctuary or botanical garden
Use #CanadianEnvironmentWeek to share on social media.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT WEEK HISTORY
The Canadian Commons created Canadian Environment Week in 1971 to bring more awareness to Canadians regarding pollution issues. The first observances took place in October each year. Then, in 1982, the celebration moved to the week of June 5. The date corresponds with the United Nations proclamation of World Environment Day.