Earth Day: Minister’s Statement
The Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips, has issued the following statement to mark Earth Day, which takes place each April 22:
“Every Earth Day, people from around the world celebrate all the natural wonders that surround us. Alberta has incredible natural resources and stunning wildlife. Our livelihoods depend on these wonders, which give us the water we drink, the air we breathe and the land that feeds us. Environment goes hand-in-hand with economy, and we must work to ensure that Alberta’s future is prosperous and sustainable.
“Earth Day is also an important moment to remember our shared responsibilities to future generations. That’s why our government is creating new parks and natural areas, leading the way on energy efficiency and ensuring we have clean air and water for Albertans now and in the future. By taking care of Alberta’s natural environment, we make life better for Albertans.”