Once again this year, on April 22, Jour de la Terre Québec and Earth Day Canada will be celebrating this beautiful planet of ours.
Jour de la Terre Québec’s mission is to stimulate and applaud positive action on behalf of the environment by individuals, organizations and companies. Earth Day is one of the best-known symbols of the environmental movement. Founded in 1970 by American governor Gaylord Nelson and environmental activist Denis Hayes, it’s considered by many as the birth of the environmental movement in North America. For a preview of activities planned or to submit your project, visit the Jour de la Terre Québec portal.
Elsewhere in the country, a multitude of activities are organized under the Earth Day Canada banner every year, including a 5000-person march in Victoria, a 30,000-strong Earth awareness festival in Edmonton, and an enormous clean-up in Oakville by 2000 volunteers.
“At JELD-WEN, our decisions and actions are thought out with ecologically responsible behaviour in mind, constantly,” says Jérôme Samson, an engineer on the environmental committee at JELD-WEN Canada in Saint-Apollinaire. “We have an environmental committee made up of representatives of all areas of activity in the plant. This means we can combine our visions in order to implement viable solutions that yield measurable results, particularly in terms of managing waste materials.”