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Celebrating Environment Week 2013

Avatitinnik Kamatsiarniq, the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle of environmental stewardship, emphasizes the key relationship between people and the environment. For centuries, Inuit have lived sustainably by demonstrating respect and care for our cherished land, water and wildlife – that tradition continues today.

The United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. This year provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of working together to protect, manage, and preserve Nunavut's water resources for future generations.

Environment Week 2013 is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation for the environment and focuses on preserving water quality through the proper disposal of household hazardous waste.

How can you do your part this week and throughout the year?

Nunavummiut are invited to celebrate Environment Week 2013 by participating in activities promoting the IQ principle of environmental stewardship in the following ways: 

  • Interactive Web Graphic - Learn how to properly store and dispose of household hazardous waste. Click on one of the language links below to discover more about helping to protect yourself and the environment.

Inuktitut | English | French | Inuinnaqtun

  • Green Up Challenge - Send your "green" ideas that help reduce our environmental footprint to greenup@gov.nu.ca;
  • Community Cleanup - Take part in your community's annual cleanup.

Voices of Nunavut

(To access a video link - click on a photo)

Our Department wanted to hear the voices of elders, children from schools, city workers, residents and government workers.

These video clips are their ideas and thoughts about the environment, how it has changed and how to protect it.

We would love to add your voice! Send us a video clip of 1 minute or less to

greenupnunavut@gmail.com

 

Napatchie

Pathfinders

Inuapik and Annie

Pathfinders

David

Pathfinders

Jacobie

Ecole Trois Soleil

Martha

Ecole Trois Soleil

Pathfinders

Nakasuk

Robyn

Nakasuk

Ian

Sara