Tuesday, June 4, 2013

24th Annual Mayor's Environment Expo opens today

The 24th annual Mayor's Environment Expo kicked off June 4, 2013
Today marks the first day of the 24th Annual Mayor’s Environment Expo.

A warm welcome from the Mayor and groups of students strutting their eco-stuff opened the Expo.  Mayor Naheed Nenshi spent time with the youth leaders getting lessons on environmental actions including water conservation, waste reduction and green commuting presented by four of the ten schools participating in the Expo’s year-long Showcase School program.

“When I look at the environmental leadership of Calgarians of all ages, I am truly inspired,” says Mayor Nenshi. “These students are taking action in their schools, homes and communities. They are using their own hearts, hands and minds to make their communities better every day.”

The Expo is Calgary’s premier event in celebration of National Environment Week.  All Calgarians are encouraged to rethink their everyday actions in support of a healthier community.  It may even be one of their 3 Things for Calgary.

Over its twenty-four year history, the Expo has educated 50,000 participants through interactive exhibits, displays and workshops – a number that will continue to grow this year.  It ensures we have well-educated stewards that practice and promote environmental sustainability beyond the classroom.

“We are using the resources we have on the Earth ten more times than we should be,” says grade eight student, Omnia Yousifi.  “I’m really excited to chat with other students at the Expo and change how they look at the world.”

Join us at the 2013 Mayor’s Environment Expo, June 4 - 6 at the Municipal Building and be inspired by today’s youth leaders.

Read about the actions the showcase schools are taking to protect land, air and water.

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