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June 4, 2013

Ministry of Environment



B.C. celebrates Canadian Environment Week


VICTORIA – This week the environment is taking centre stage as British Columbia continues to preserve and protect the environment and celebrate Canadian Environment Week June 2 to 8, as well as Clean Air Day and World Environment Day on June 5.


Environmental protection and stewardship is the foundation on which to build a growing economy, and the B.C. government has invested in a number of programs to ensure B.C. continues to be a leader in environmental sustainability.



Moving forward, the Province will:


Canadian Environment Week is an annual event that takes place the first week of June and gives all Canadians an opportunity to celebrate the progress made on protecting the natural environment and encouraging sustainable practices year-round. Clean Air Day is a Canadian celebration of environmentally friendly activities that promote clean air and good health across our nation. World Environment Day, a United Nations initiative, is a global day of action to raise awareness of environmental issues.



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Ministry of Environment

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