The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ – The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will take part in activities highlighting Canadian Environment Week, from June 3 to June 9, 2018, including World Environment Day, on June 5, 2018. Canadian Environment Week was created in 1971 to celebrate the Government of Canada’s environmental achievements, and it encourages Canadians to contribute to the conservation and protection of their environment.

Throughout the week, the Minister will host activities to help Canadians connect with nature. The Minister will also highlight action the Government of Canada is taking to protect the environment, grow the economy, and build a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Event:

World Environment Day Shoreline Cleanup   

Minister McKenna will host a shoreline cleanup with youth and local Ottawa organizations to raise awareness and encourage action to prevent pollution and protect the environment.

Date:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time:

8:15 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. (EDT)

Location:

Westboro Beach
745 Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario

Event:

Parks Canada Day on Parliament Hill

Parks Canada Day on Parliament Hill will mark World Environment Day and promote programs and activities in national parks and national historic sites, including the Learn-to Camp Program and Parks Canada Bioblitz. These activities encourage a broader diversity of visitors to discover and connect with Parks Canada places, experience the outdoors, and learn about Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. Members of Parliament are also invited to take part in the activities throughout the day.

Date:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time:

12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (EDT)

Location:

Parliament Hill (East Lawn)
Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Event:

Canada 2020 Conference Panel Discussion

Minister McKenna will participate in an armchair discussion on oceans and climate with former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, at the Canada 2020 Conference.

Date:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time:

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location:

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Gatineau Salon
Ottawa, Ontario

Event:

Keynote Address Hosted by the Canadian International Council

Minister McKenna will deliver a keynote address, hosted by the Canadian International Council, on her reflections, as a minister and mother, on our rapidly changing natural world, our shared responsibility to protect the planet, and the ways in which individuals and governments can make a difference.

Date:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time:

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

Location:

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street, Rideau Room
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Media representatives who wish to attend any of the events are asked to register by email with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Media Relations.

SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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