News from Kamloops

May 26, 2014

Clean Air Day

Kamloops, B.C. – Join the ECOSmart Team and the CAP Team on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to celebrate Clean Air Day.

On the 400 Block of Victoria Street, in conjunction with the Downtown Farmer’s Market, a variety of activities, information booths and games for all ages will be offered throughout the day.

At Clean Air Day, you can:

  • Check out a transit bus, and learn how to attach a bicycle to the bike rack;
  • Discover alternative transportation options;
  • Get inside an electric car;
  • Learn how to compost;
  • Get up close to one of the garbage/recycling trucks and talk to a collector;
  • Have fun with kids games and face-painting;
  • Learn about Xeriscaping, water conservation and many more ways to be environmentally conscious; and
  • Join Mayor Milobar at 1 pm for the planting of a tree.

There will be multiple giveaways and prizes and an opportunity to win a push reel lawn mower!

Clean Air Day is a national event held each year on the first Wednesday of June during Environment Week.  Clean Air Day is a focal point for information and action on clean air and climate change issues. The Government of Canada proclaimed Clean Air Day in 1999 in response to requests from community-based environmental, health and transportation groups.  Nation-wide activities continue to emphasize a grassroots approach.

For more information on Clean Air Day please visit www.kamloops.ca/environment/cleanairday.shtml

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Media Contact:
Jaimi Garbutt, Environmental Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3377
jgarbutt@kamloops.ca