|By Michelle Ku – 2011 Mayor’s Environment Expo Photography Contest|
Earth Day brings like-minded people together from all over the world to create awareness of the growing problems our planet faces and encourage taking action. More than six million Canadians join one billion people in over 170 countries to address local environmental issues.
“Spring is just around the corner, so get outside and enjoy the warm weather by planting a garden, riding your bike or turning down the heat in your home.” states Amanda Brownlie, from Environmental and Safety Management. “These simple actions reduce our environmental impact and will make a difference to the future of our planet.”
But there’s more to Earth Day than celebrating our planet for just one day once a year. It’s a reminder to reduce our footprint every day and work together to protect our precious land, air and water resources.
Join us and make every day Earth Day.
Visit www.calgary.ca/footprint for more great ideas and find out how you can take action 365 days a year.