March 22, 2013 — Earth Action Week is a dedication to environmental topics exclusively on The Weather Network. We examine the factors that make climate change so dire to Canadians, get inspired by people and businesses who promote green practices, and discuss the best ways to take action for the planet.
Due to our extended Storm Watch coverage across parts of the country this week, some areas have not seen any of the Earth Action Week content on TV. You can find all of the special programming and reports here on our website at www.theweathernetwork.com/earthaction
It's a first for The Weather Network, but with so many facets to the environment, climate change and global warming, Earth Action Week will help explore a multitude of angles and hopefully inspire people to take action.
"In preparation for Earth Action Week, we’ve worked with a number of experts and environmentalists who devote their lives to fighting climate change," says Weather Network Feature Producer Libby Sallaway. "Their knowledge and passion for the environment is truly inspiring...The health of the planet is worth fighting for and every one of us has a role in making change."
According to News and Information Manager Sheryl Plouffe, people can expect to see a variety of compelling stories throughout Earth Action Week.
"The stories range from a family that fills only one garbage bag per year, to a company that pays its employees to bike to work. We also look at how coastal erosion is impacting our shorelines and we even take you to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta and talk about the pros and cons of oil sands," says Plouffe.
You can also look forward to seeing some of your favourite Weather Network presenters dressing in scuba and superhero gear on TV if their conservation challenges are met.
"So we're going to have a bit of fun as well," adds Plouffe. "It's not all doom and gloom."
Special Earth Action themes and content to look forward to:
Be sure to follow us on Twitter for Earth action-related discussions, and let us know your thoughts using #TWNEarthWeek.