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News from May 2010

Environment Week, May 30 - June 5, 2010

May 29, 2010

Protecting Canada’s natural environment reaps a world of benefits for Canadians, from strengthening the economy to enhancing health and quality of life.

Canadian Environment Week is the perfect time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives in tackling climate change and reducing air pollution.

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. Biodiversity can be defined as being the variety of all life on earth. Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity is a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of the vital role biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth.

This year’s theme for Canadian Environment Week is: Embracing Life on Earth.

Learn more about Environment Week and activities happening around the country.


Clean Air Day - June 2, 2010

May 19, 2010

Clean Air Day is a celebration of environmentally-friendly activities that promote clean air and good health across Canada. It is a great opportunity to make environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices, for you, your family and your community.

Learn more about Clean Air Day and how you can take action to ensure clean air and a healthy climate.


May 22 is International Day for Biodiversity

May 17, 2010

In 1993, the United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2010 is Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation.

On May 22, organizations across the globe will be raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity to sustainable development and the attainment of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Learn more about The International Day for Biological Diversity.

Click here to find a list of IDB events happening near you.


Attend the 2010 Stewards in Motion workshop

May 5, 2010

The Alberta Stewardship Network is pleased to present the 8th Annual Stewards in Motion workshop: Watershed Stewardship: Science to Solutions

When

Thursday June 3, 2010 from 8:15 am to 5:30pm

Where

Sylvan Lake Legion, 4916 50th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Who Should Attend

If you have an interest in stewardship, you are invited to attend. Citizens, stewards, stewardship groups, land owners, producers, First Nations, supporting organizations, government agencies, industry and others.

Workshop Highlights
  • Keynote speaker Bob Sandford “Corralling the Waterhole: Avoiding Conflict over
    Western Water”
  • Sylvan Lake Boat Tour for the first 40 registrants!
  • Tools for Stewards: Relevant watershed legislation
  • ASN Grassroots Awards presentations
  • ASN Annual General Meeting
Register Now
  • Registration deadline is May 27, 2010 at 10:00am
  • Registration fee: $10
For More Information

Visit Alberta Stewardship Network or call toll free 1–877-727–5276.