Activities are underway to help celebrate Canadian Environment Week 2021 during May 30 to June 5. Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to conserving and protecting their environment.

The Government of Canada is encouraging Canadians to join the national and global conversation on social media using #EnviroWeek to celebrate and safeguard the environment and restore and help ecosystems.

“This is a good time to recognize that, while the world now faces a dual crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change, there is an equally great opportunity for Canadians to see the benefits of an accelerating transition to a nature-positive and carbon-neutral future,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

“The theme of this year’s environment week is ‘Ecosystem Restoration,’ which coincides and concludes with the United Nations’ World Environment Day next weekend. A year of pandemic lockdowns has brought home how much we all want to bring nature back into our lives. Collectively, we have within us the power to protect more nature intact, and to restore what’s already been damaged.”

Some special days include:

Daily activities and sustainable living advice is available here: EnviroTips.

Restore ecosystems

This year, the United Nations theme for World Environment Day is “ecosystem restoration”. This fits perfectly with Canada’s variety of ecosystems, some of which are unique in the world.

You can help restore our forests, wetlands, grasslands, tundra, lakes, rivers, coastal and marine ecosystems.

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Celebrate the environment

Canadians have a special connection with nature and the environment. Here are some opportunities and ideas to help you celebrate Canada’s unparalleled natural beauty.

Involve the kids

Happy EnviroWeek!

Featured image from Government of Canada.


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