Canadian Environment Week - June 2 to 8, 201904 Jun, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

June 2nd will kick off Canadian Environment Week in 2019!

Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week (PDF) celebrates Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to preserving and protecting their environment.

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In 2019, we are encouraging Canadians to Encounter, Protect and Celebrate #OurNature! One way to do that is to continue our efforts to #BeatPlasticPollution! Join the conversation on social media and spread the word to help keep our nature clean and pollution free.

Do something every day, something big or something small, to protect our planet by consulting these EnviroTips. Discover how you can help protect our natural environment and find nature events near you.

There are a variety of activities planned each year, and here is but a sample:

Commuter Challenge

The week begins with the annual Commuter Challenge, a nation-wide event to convince Canadians to leave their car at home and choose a healthier, greener alternative. Walk, bike, take public transit or carpool! The event is a friendly competition to see which communities, regions or workplaces has the highest percent of healthy commuters. Individuals and organizations can pre-register for the event on the Commuter Challenge website, located here: https://commuterchallenge.ca

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is June 5th of each year. This global day for environmental action has been ongoing since 1972. This year's theme focuses on the conservation of biodiversity on the planet. With the dangers of climate change, pollution, issues around food security, threats to clean air and water, now, more than ever the WED movement is vital to the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Check out the latest news, information and events: https://www.unenvironment.org/environment-you

Clean Air Day

June 6th, 2019 was Clean Air Day in Canada, a celebration of environmentally-friendly activities that promote clean air and good health. The goal is to increase public awareness and action on both clean air and climate change. The choices made by individuals, families and communities can lead to significant reductions in air pollutants and greenhouse gases! See the Environment Canada website for more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/campaigns/canadian-environment-week/clean-air-day.html

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as a central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on 8 June and year-round. Find out more at https://www.worldoceansday.org

To find out more about Canadian Environmental Week visit

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-environment-week.html

Supporting ecoliteracy in nursing practice Webinar May 28, 201901 Jun, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

Our CANE/AIIE President, Jennifer Morin hosted an informative webinar for the Canadian Nurses Association in English entitled Supporting ecoliteracy in nursing practice on May 28, 2019.

VIEW THE RECORDED WEBINAR ON THE CNA YOUTUBE CHANNEL (SEE BELOW)



Version française par Fiona Hanley le 30 mai 2019



Endangered Species Day - May 17 17 May, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

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CANE supports Endangered Species Day which is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Check the official site to learn more about the 13th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019.

CLICK TO VISIT ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY SITE

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Happy National Nurses Week from CANE - May 6 - 12, 201908 May, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

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May 6 - 12, 2019

The 2019 theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All. It was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). According to ICN, A Voice to Lead reflects the fact that “every nurse has a story and every story has the potential to improve the health system and enable individuals and communities to achieve their highest attainable standard of health.

“National Nursing Week is a great opportunity to recognize the leadership role of all regulated nurses in Canada”: read a statement from CNA president Claire Betker.

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VISIT THE ICN INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY PAGE (MAY 12)

VISIT THE CNA NATIONAL NURSING WEEK PAGE


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CANE/AIIE “Tell a Colleague” Campaign27 Apr, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

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It is membership renewal time again! This year, we would like to ask that each of our valued members engage at least ONE colleague in a discussion related to environmental health as it relates to the nursing profession – May we suggest the issue of climate change?

CANE members will likely be aware that according to the Lancet and its Climate Commission, “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”(1). What is more, the Lancet adds, “Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”(2).

CANE, the national voice of nurses for the environment, invites you to help us engage with nursing professionals who have not previously considered the connection between the environment and human health. Now is a perfect time to “Tell a Colleague” about the far-reaching effects of climate change on human health and we welcome new members to join us in our work to address this important issue! New members are always welcome!

CICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

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Celebrate Earth Day 2019!!22 Apr, 2019 | Posted by: cnhe

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CANE Supports the UN International Mother Earth Day and Canadian Earth Day - The Earth Day 2019 Campaign is Protect Our Species. .

Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.

Protect Our Species is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and species protection laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and tredding softly on the earth.

This Earth Day, gather with your community for a Protect Our Species Teach-In or another project focused on education. We are launching Earth Day and Teach-In toolkits that will lay out the steps for holding a successful event. Register your event with us and we will support you with promotion and advice.

Visit the Earth Day Canada site for lots of resources

Visit the Earth Play Initative

Explore the Earth Day Community Toolkit

Visit the UN International Mother Earth Day site