World Environment Day
World Environment Day on June 5 is one of the biggest international days for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1974, the event has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet. More than 150 countries are expected to participate in this year’s World Environment Day, while millions are likely to engage through in-person and online activities. Hosted by Côte d’Ivoire and supported by the Netherlands, this year’s theme focuses on solutions to plastic pollution.
UPEI is partnering with the Government of PEI's Office of Net Zero to host Stingray Radio programming about World Environment Day from 10 am to 2 pm at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation in St. Peter's Bay.
The Honourable Steven Myers, PEI’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada will also be in attendance—along with representatives from PEI’s Forests, Fish and Wildlife division, UPEI, and the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation—at a special announcement at 11 am related to the 2 Billion Trees Program.