Celebrate Environment Week, June 5-11

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Canadian Environment Week is a special time of the year to review our environmental footprints and to see what we can do to minimize them. Remember that every action counts, big or small.

canadian environment weekCanadian Environment Week is about grassroots action to help preserve, protect and restore our environment. The United Nations declared 2011 to be the International Year of Forests. During Canadian Environment Week this year, please join Environment Canada in ‘Preserving our Forests and Protecting our Future’.

From June 5-11, events will be happening across the country to celebrate Canadian Environment Week. As the Government of Canada’s lead, Environment Canada has created many tools and resources to help promote awareness.

Visit ec.gc.ca/EnvironmentWeek to learn more.

Forests play a crucial role in our lives. They are vital for regulating climate, air, soil and water. Forests also support jobs in hundreds of rural communities. Canada’s boreal forest alone provides shelter to half of Canada’s 450 bird species and a wide range of mammals, including moose, wolves, caribou, bears, rodents, rabbits, lynx and mink. So get informed, get involved and act now! You can make a difference in preserving Canada’s forests.

New this year! From April 30 to June 11, take part in our Canadian Environment Week Geocaching Contest! in participating National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Wildlife Areas throughout Canada. You could win a Weatheradio or other interesting prizes!

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