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Montreal marks World Environment Day

The Biosphere will be lit up in green today to highlight World Environment Day in the city.

Today is World Environment Day, a United Nations day celebrated for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante released a statement about World Environment Day, emphasizing the importance of protecting nature to maintain our health and quality of life, stating that “Montreal is becoming a veritable green metropolis.”

Montreal public health director Mylène Drouin also chose today to post about urban vegetation, which reduces heat islands in the city, which helps “preserve and promote the health of all Montrealers.”

Montreal marks World Environment Day

Espace pour la vie confirmed that the Biosphere in Montreal will be lit up in green to highlight World Environment Day.

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau spoke this morning about different environmental initiatives the federal government is taking, including increasing investments in electric vehicles, banning harmful single-use plasics and protecting more of Canada’s lands and oceans. For the full statement, please click here.

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