Thursday, June 2, 2011

Celebrate Environment Week in Edmonton

On Saturday, June 4 take in an Eco Solar Home Tour. The free tours demonstrate practical and timely examples of sustainability. Follow your own timetable. Homeowners and volunteer will be available to answer questions from noon until 4 p.m., and there’s no pre-registration. Look for more information at

On Sunday, June 5, pack up the family and head to the north Legislative grounds for a fun, informative Environment Week Kick-off event. Everyone ‘caught’ enjoying a waste-free picnic will be given tree seedlings, while supplies last. There’ll be kids eco-games and activities. Take a close look at a mobile air monitoring lab, and check out a hybrid car. Enjoy a fashion show with a ‘re-use’ twist, music and dance. Learn how easy it is to go green at information sessions. Feel the heat generated by the sun through a solar panel. Be part of the launch of Green Shopper Expo and the Edmonton Green Catalogue.

Head down to Churchill Square for Clean Air Day on Wednesday, June 8. Check out the student displays of the Lung Association’s EnviroBlast competition. There’ll be free mechanical bicycle checks, and you can try all sorts of self-propelled locomotion with the Try-it Library. Displays and activities will fill the square from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., with music, popcorn and excitement.

The following day, June 9, Churchill Square will again be hopping from 4 to 7 p.m. for Gardens and Green Spaces. Learn more about the Community Garden Network, bring the kids to make some interesting crafts, and get tips about food, your garden and biodiversity.

At each of these Environment Week events, your enter to win some super prizes! There’s a total value of over $10,000 in terrific prizes available. You can enter at any of these events, and the draw will be held at the end of Environment Week.

For details about these and more Alberta events during Environment Week, visit the Green Stop website at

For City of Edmonton events, visit

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