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Sun, Jun 05



World Environment Day 2022

June 5 is World Environment Day and this year's theme is There is #onlyoneearth. Together we can protect it. Join our online event to help us celebrate and protect our earth.

World Environment Day 2022
World Environment Day 2022

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2022, 7:00 p.m. MDT


About The Event

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established the World Environment Day (WED) on June 5 and since then WED is observed by millions of people across the world. The WED is celebrated by engaging governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. This year, 2022, the official theme is:



This event does not require registration.  Please use the link below to join the event:


Environmental Short Film - HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET

Our Planet is a global event that reminds us we're all on one team. The series from Netflix—created in collaboration with Silverback Productions and WWF—features jaw-dropping nature stories, grounded in the best science, and highlighting the most pressing challenges facing nature today. The series won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator in 2019.

Voiced by Sir David Attenborough, the series showcases the world’s incredible species and most at-risk habitats in ways they have never been seen before—from ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests. More than just a showcase of the planet’s wonders, Our Planet aims to inspire people around the world to understand the natural world as never before. WWF worked with Netflix and Silverback Films to ensure Our Planet is supported by the latest ground-breaking science and highlights the Earth’s most pressing challenges.

Presentation of Participants in the WED Poster Arts Contest

LINGAP Canada will be featuring art posters created by grade school, junior high school, and senior high school students producing an original design depicting this year’s theme. The theme highlights the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature through transformative changes – towards cleaner, greener lifestyles, environmental and social justice focusing on Canada or the Philippines.

Inspirational Messages

A powerful inspirational message to commemorate the World Environment Day will be given by LINGAP’s environmentalist guests to let the students know that worldwide, youth like them are engaged in various activities and projects to protect the earth. Talking about concrete examples of what students are doing right now in Canada and other parts of the world, will be very helpful.

Genevieve Balance-Kupang is an advocate, educator, researcher, and author. She is the Vice-Chair of SANDIWA: Network of Advocates for National Minorities Rights; the President of Iyaman Interdisciplinary Research and Development; Chair, Special Interest Groups of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction; and an associate of the Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (CBCP).

Her clan and community are engaged in ecosystem restoration by developing sustainably their inherited land bequeathed by their ancestors to regain their ecological functionality. To meet the needs of their partners and patrons today, they have and are improving the productivity and capacity of their locale by growing more diverse crops, using more natural fertilizers and pest control, and protecting the biodiversity for future generations.

Through education, she advocates for the cessation of environmental plunder and encourages others to engage in active restoration. She also engages with local artists (painters, potters, chanters, flutists, composers, etc.) and writes about them. She will share more of it during the session.

Mila Philipzig completed a PhD on Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature while studying in Germany and Canada. She has published five illustrated children’s books, three of which are bi-lingual (Filipino-English). She has also translated children’s books (German-Filipino) and published her poetry, short stories, and essays in various publications in North America, Germany, and Asia. Mila is very active in organizing, as well as volunteering for, community events. She is active in groups promoting human rights, as well as inclusion and diversity.

Announcement of Poster Winners & Distribution of Certificates and Prizes

Closing Remarks

Nathan Ip is an inclusive education advocate and brings over 15 years of leadership experience in community development and the social profit sector where he led various provincial and national initiatives in areas of mental health, youth engagement and social equity. Previously, he was the Alberta lead with the Mental Health Commission of Canada for the HEADSTRONG program – a national youth mental health leadership initiative.

He is passionate about public education and has dedicated his career to advancing equity and inclusion. Presently, he is the Manager of Integrated Program Delivery at Innovate Edmonton where he works to support Edmonton’s growing innovation ecosystem. Elected to 3-terms as a trustee on the Edmonton Public School Board, Nathan is a strong advocate for public education. Through his leadership, he has successfully secured more new schools in Southwest Edmonton.

Closing Song

You Can Count on Trees group singing to close the WED commemoration. We embrace this song as we can count on the environment to provide us with services that we need, so we need to come together and protect mother nature.

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