Canadian Environment Week
Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to conserving and protecting their environment.
In 2020, join us on social media using #EnviroWeek to celebrate and safeguard #OurNature and protect our biodiversity.
Some special days include:
You can do something every day, even from home, to protect our planet by consulting these EnviroTips. But remember to respect social distancing and health guidelines!
Follow us on our social media channels during #EnviroWeek for more fun activities!
This year, the United Nations theme for World Environment Day is "biodiversity". This fits perfectly as Canada’s biodiversity is one of our country’s greatest riches. You can help protect our mountains, lakes and rivers, as well as our coasts, forests, and wildlife.
- Explore biodiversity with our biokits and learn more
- Take care of Canada’s Bird and Biodiversity Areas
- Create a wildlife habitat in your backyard
- Try birdwatching with the eBird Canada mobile application and contribute to a global birding database
- Protect habitats with the Habitat Stewardship Program for species at risk and the Aboriginal Fund for species at risk
- Help track the health of bird populations with Bird Studies Canada
- Take the UN quiz to test your knowledge on biodiversity
- Discover the connection between the coronavirus and biodiversity
Our connection with nature makes us special as Canadians. Here are some opportunities and ideas to help you celebrate Canada’s unparalleled natural beauty!
- Discover nature around you
- Embrace the wisdom of Indigenous ecological knowledge that has been handed down over thousands of years
- Learn practical tips and tools with the Pollution prevention resource finder
- Find out more about Canada’s biodiversity commitments and what you can do
- Discover our nature on our YouTube channel — watch videos on wildlife, biodiversity, protected areas, Indigenous conservation, and what you can do to protect our environment
- Take time in nature near home, a National Wildlife Area, or a National Park — they are reopening for day use starting June 1st
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