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Event displays Edmonton au natural
Biodiversity celebration teaches residents to protect natural areas

Interactive workshops, hands-on activities, delicious snacks and live entertainment await Edmontonians eager to celebrate the city’s first official Biodiversity Week, running from May 14 – 22. Earth ALIVE, a family-oriented event, will help residents learn more about natural areas and how to get involved in protecting these ecological assets.

From 12 – 4 p.m. on May 14 at City Hall, residents can learn how to naturescape their backyards, create and install a bee block, compost using worms, and identify various insects and birds. A treasure hunt, puppet show, bicycle-powered smoothies and music from the Global Voices Choir and local band Back Porch Swing will add to this unique learning opportunity.

To close the day, participants can view the award-winning film Play Again and share ideas about how we as a community can reconnect children with nature, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Stanley Milner Library’s Edmonton Room.

While proclaiming Biodiversity Week is a first for Edmonton, the International Day for Biological Diversity has been celebrated for nearly 20 years and falls on May 22.

More event information and program


The Way We Green
Edmonton 11 May 2011 - Today is an important day for Edmonton. We are bringing our new environmental strategic plan, The Way We Green, to Council for a public hearing. This plan is one of six integrated plans (land use, transportation, liveability, environment, finance, economic development) for our city that are also known as "The Ways". The Ways are our highest level plans and outline our strategic direction for the future.

The City of Edmonton 3.1.9 Adopts a leadership position in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, and other local authorities to implement the Plan of Action on Sub-national Governments, Cities, and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (Section X/22 Convention on Biological Diversity).

You can find the plan and details at thewaywegreen.ca and www.edmonton.ca.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme