Red Deerians are being given a chance to see their city’s environmental tomorrow, today.
The City of Red Deer in partnership with Alberta Environment is hosting the inaugural Enviro Fair on June 1 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in City Hall Park. As the official kickoff for Environment Week in Red Deer (June 5 – 11), the event will feature fun environmental learning booths and prizes.
“Enviro Fair will launch the action phase of the Environmental Master plan,” said Lauren Maris, environmental program specialist.
The Environmental Master Plan is a 25-year vision with short, medium and long-term recommendations made to the City of Red Deer to address municipal environmental priorities. City council unanimously accepted it as a planning tool for its environmental policies in April and will begin implementing the first of its recommendations during Environment Week.
More than a dozen exhibitors are showcasing their initiatives (including three plans found in the Red Deer Environmental Action Plan), featuring everything from the city’s “Idle-free Businesses” to Alberta Environment’s One Simple Act campaign.
Seven Lunch and Learn presentations will also be co-hosted at the Red Deer Public Library during Environment Week. They take place at 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. from June 2 to 10.
Topics include lawn care, pest management, air quality and water conservation.
Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch for these free presentations, and are asked to bring their own reusable coffee mug or water bottle for refreshments that will be provided.
For more information about Environment Week, visit reddeer.ca/environment or contact Lauren Maris at 403-314-5894.