• 2020-06-05

Environment Week 2020

Important dates

June 3rd: Clean Air Day

June 5th: World Environment Day

June 8th: World Ocean Day

 *Resources can be found below. *


 The first week of June marks Environment week in Canada where we will ask you to continue to keep recycling in mind and to promote and challenge those you love to do the same. To better show your commitment and spread the message, you can take a photo or video and show us how you are honoring this special week and day by using the following hashtag; #rnbenviroweek on either our Facebook or Instagram. It is important to be conscious about our lifestyle choices and we can do so by reminding one another to reduce, re-use and recycle. We look forward to seeing how you will join our vision in moving beyond waste!



Environment week is meant to exist alongside World Environment Day, which is the largest global celebration of its kind and is recognized by millions of people in over 100 countries. First celebrated in 1974, and every year thereafter, World Environment Day encourages each of us to raise awareness and to participate in making our world a better place.


Each year, the United Nations and a host country decide on a theme, this year Colombia as the host country in partnership with Germany, has decided on the theme of Biodiversity.  We are being called to action and asked to recognize the speed at which we are losing species. Up to one million species, from plant to animal, are currently at risk of going extinct and sadly, to a great extent, it is because of choices that we, as humans all make. We are now being urged to rethink how our economic systems have evolved and the impact they have had and continue to have on the environment. Even during this difficult time, as the world faces a pandemic, it is necessary that we do not lose sight of these important issues.



In line with the 2020 theme, the UN has encouraged worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. We must take the time to reflect on the large role that nature plays in our lives and ask if we are doing our part in return. How can we better advocate for mother nature to encourage positive and lasting change? The UN has taken it upon itself to challenge us stating This World Environment Day, It’s Time #ForNature. Time to reimagine our relationship with nature. Time to put nature at the heart of all our decision making. We know what it will take to live well in harmony with nature. Will we prioritize our common home enough to heed her call?” 


If you wish to participate or learn more about this year’s theme, click on the following links below; 
- Main Website: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
- Practical Guides: https://p.widencdn.net/e2n0wj/WED_SimpleToolkit
- Earth School, celebrate, explore and connect with nature:
https://ed.ted.com/earth-school


If you wish to recycle designated materials, from tires, oil and glycol, paint to electronics, please use our user-friendly search engine found on our website (https://recyclenb.com/)  It is a simple and helpful tool. 

Step 1: Go to our Home Page
2: Go to the tab “Where to Recycle” 
3: Choose the product you wish to recycle 
4: Type your postal code or location 
5: Head to the depot closest to you and drop-off
6: Feel good! You just took one more step into making our world a better place.



Resources


https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-environment-week.html

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/colombia-host-2020-world-environment-day-biodiversity

http://www.worldoceansday.ca/

https://www.worldoceansday.org/

https://www.oceana.ca/en/our-mission




 


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