Environment Week is gearing up for another great week of events! It all starts with the kickoff:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
9am to 2pm
park area northeast of 104 Street & 85 Avenue
Environment Week Events by City of Edmonton
|Mill Woods Bicycle Festival||Mill Woods Park|
northside, near 28 Avenue bike path
By reservation only
|Tour of the
Edmonton Waste Management Centre
|Edmonton Waste Management Centre|
|Root for Trees planting||Louise McKinney Park|
|Garlic Mustard Pull|
|River Day||Rundle Park|
Events will continue to be added and updated, so stay tuned!
Environment Week 2013 Theme: BiodiversityThe provincial theme for Environment Week 2013 is biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth (bio = life, diversity = variety). It is important because:
- it supports the natural processes we need for survival, including clean water, pest management, healthy soil and wildlife habitat
- it contributes to our quality of life, giving us opportunities to watch animals, pick berries and teach our children about nature
- it is a key indicator of healthy, functioning ecosystems.
Check out our Teachers Resource related to biodiversity. It includes topic areas for Science and Social Studies for grades 1 to 12.
Start your Environment Week celebrations early at a local International Day for Biodiversity event!
Scales, Tails, Hoots & Howls: A Closer Look at River Valley Biodiversity
Sunday, May 26
11am to 3pm
John Janzen Nature Centre
Learn more and start taking steps to "green" your life! Check out these City programs:
Learn to compost the fun and easy way at the John Janzen Nature Centre's Backyard Compost Education Centre, or host your own Community Compost Workshop.
A "learn and serve" program for Edmontonians who are interested in learning more about ecology and naturalization in our city, and being involved in the stewardship of local natural areas.
For more information:
Office of Environment
Suite 750, Tower 1 Scotia Place
10060 Jasper Avenue
In Edmonton: 311