Canadian Environment Week in Guelph

Canadian Environment Week, June 5th to 11th, is a period for grassroots activity to save, ensure and reestablish our surroundings.

This yearly occasion gives all of us a chance to commend the advancement that has been made and additionally to energize further endeavors throughout the entire year. Canadian Environment Week happens on the first week of June to correspond with World Environment Day set up by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.

It is important to remember that every effort counts, big or small.

Here are some events and things you can do during Canadian Environment Week in Guelph. If your group is doing an event let me know and I will add it.


Join OPIRG Guelph and Wellington Water Watchers for the 37th annual 2Rivers (Speed and Eramosa rivers) Cleanup. This year, alongside the traditional garbage pickup, the event will feature three other river-loving activities.

For more information and how to register can be found on the 2Rivers website.


The Commuter Challenge is a nation-wide event that promotes friendly competition among organizations and cities to see who can get the highest percentage of employees out of single occupancy vehicles and into healthier and cleaner modes of commuting such as walking, cycling, transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking. The City of Guelph is involved. To learn more about the Commuter Challenge or to register, visit

GuelphTransit-LogoNational Clean Air Day, Wednesday, June 8th, raises awareness and encourages action on clean air and climate change issues. Canadians can show their commitment by participating in activities that contribute to cleaner air, healthier communities and a better quality of life for all. Guelph Transit will be providing Free Bus Rides all day. You can find out about routes and how to ride the bus by clicking here.

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