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 2021, join us on social media using #EnviroWeek to celebrate and safeguard our environment and restore our ecosystems.
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!
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.
- Discover what you can do to fight climate change and protect the environment
- Join the #ProtectNature Challenge to help make a real difference for our environment
- Take care of Canada’s Bird and Biodiversity Areas
- Discover if you are a restoration practitioner
- Learn more about ecosystems around the planet
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.
- Discover nature around you
- Learn about Indigenous 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 our commitment to conserve 25% of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2025
- Discover our environment on our YouTube channel — watch videos on wildlife, biodiversity, protected areas and Indigenous conservation. Learn what you can do to protect our environment
- Spend time in a National Wildlife Area, or a National Park
- Learn about Canada’s Natural Climate Solutions, including planting 2 billion trees and restoring ecosystems
- Climate Kids, to learn more about climate change
- Earth Rangers, a variety of activities kids can do with their family at or close to home, while safely practising social distancing
- Earth School, daily adventures to understand and celebrate our environment
- The Nature Playbook (PDF), to connect with nature
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