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Monday, May 26, 2014

Burnaby Environment Week 2014

Mark your calendars, folks, for a week-long of fun and festivities!

Burnaby Environment Week is an annual week-long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June to coincide with Canadian Environment Week.


2014 Environment Week: Saturday, May 31 to Saturday, June 7

This year’s theme is Eco-Wise in Your Community, which encourages citizens to inform and empower themselves to incorporate new and environmentally friendly ideas and practices into their daily lives.

Schedule of Events

Detailed event and registration information is listed on the event website and promotional poster (PDF). All events and activities are offered free to the public. If you have questions about any events, please contact (604) 294-7400 or planning@burnaby.ca.

Event Highlights

Environment Festival

Saturday, May 31
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
City of Burnaby City Hall, in the outer courtyard (4949 Canada Way / Burnaby - map)

This is a free public event with environmental displays, live blue grass music by 5 on a String, prize draws, face painting and many other activities for kids and 200 free veggie burgers fresh from the BBQ. The weekly Burnaby Farmers Market will occur nearby, in the north parking lot.  Plan to attend both events! 1/2 hourly prize draws at the Environment Festival will include Farmers Market dollars that can be spent the same day!

Documentary Film Screenings

Friday, June 6
From 6:30 pm
Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown (6100 Willingdon Avenue / Burnaby - map)

Hosted by the Green ideas Network and Burnaby Food First

For admission, if possible, please bring one non-perishable food item for donation.

Join the Green Ideas Network and Burnaby Food First for the screening of two films about growing food, community and sustainability.

"The Sharing Farm" (14 min) is directed by Michael Gazetas and Keith Berhman, The Sharing Farm tells the story of a small group of determined volunteers and grandmothers whose fruit tree sharing project grew to include a community garden on some unused agricultural land.

"Edible City" (70 min) is a fun, fast-paced, documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and doing something truly revolutionary. "Edible City" captures the inspirational spirit of a movement that's making real change -- from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies -- and finding solutions to monumental problems.

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