Early June is a popular time for environmental awareness and action days. Canadian Environment Week was established many years ago to celebrate Canada’s accomplishments and encourage Canadians to protect our environment. Coinciding with several action and awareness days, the goal is to inspire Canadians to encounter, conserve and celebrate our environment in meaningful ways.
This week, participate and learn more virtually, create your own events or new traditions, and explore the many ways to show support for these movements. Join the conversation with #EnviroWeek on social media and watch for fun activities! Share your research, goals and actions with friends and online to inspire change. Learn what you can do every day.
Clean Air Day, June 3, 2020
This day brings awareness to how important good indoor and outdoor air quality is to our health, our environment, and the economy. Air pollution is a local and global problem that impacts public health. Recognize Clean Air Day by joining other Canadians in doing something as a company, family or community to reduce the emissions from energy and transportation that cause air pollution and climate change.
Clean Air Day at Home is a good opportunity to learn much more, and what you can do through provincial and national activities. Also, learn how Canada is taking action on air pollution to ensure that Canadians have clean air and a healthier environment, inside homes and buildings as well as outdoors.
World Environment Day, June 5, 2020
Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, this has been a day for environmental activism since 1974. Often focused on the most urgent issues, this year’s theme is biodiversity. Recent events including bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia, locust infestations across East Africa and a global pandemic “demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist.” Learn more about this important day.
There are many ways to get involved, from learning about the wild species and habitats we share this plant with, participating in global conversations via #ForNature across social media to act on the global priorities that will be set by the world‘s environment ministers on June 5th. Download the expansive toolkit for inspiration.
World Oceans Day, June 8, 2020
World Oceans Day unites and rallies people around our blue planet to celebrate and honour, protect and restore our shared ocean. The Conservation Action Focus is on the protection of 30% of the Earth’s land and ocean by the year 2030.
Join this growing global celebration on June 8th with continuing engagement year-round. Look for or create events, learn more about the issues and be an advocate for change by sharing your activities and knowledge-gain on social media with #ProtectOurHome. Find details and many more resources here.
One of the most important actions you can take is to sign the global petition.
More About Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Initiatives
Learn more about what Canada is doing to protect Canada’s environment. Keep up to date with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Twitter page and Facebook page. Most importantly for climate week, share your research, goals and actions with friends and online to inspire change.