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2017-06-02 - City Hall to “Go Green” for World Environment Day

The City Hall bell tower will be lit up on Monday, June 5 to celebrate that Canada is the host for World Environment Day.

To highlight this prestigious role and raise awareness about environmental issues, key federal Canadian landmarks and buildings will also be illuminated in green.

World Environment Day began in 1972. Since then, people all over the world have organized events, such as neighbourhood clean-ups and replanting forests.

World Environment Day takes place every June 5. As this year’s host country, Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the centre of celebrations around the world.

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores people to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

World Environment Day is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to you.

The City of Charlottetown encourage its residents and visitors to visit their favourite park, trail or green space in celebration of this global event. The City is also hosting a Gardening in Small Spaces event on June 10 and Charlottetown Garden Days June 10-17. For more information about these, and other initiatives, visit: www.charlottetown.ca

For more information on World Environment Day, visit: http://worldenvironmentday.global/


Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown

Visit the website: worldenvironmentday.global/

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
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