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National Environment Week begins Sunday

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National Environment Week takes place next week and the City of Grande Prairie is celebrating. Manager of Environmental Stewardship Michelle Gairdner says to celebrate the city is inviting everyone to compete in a commuter challenge.

“Which is when we try and get everybody to, for at least one day next week, to get out of their car and try different kind of commuting. If you go to school or work, trying to bike, walk, carpool or take transit.”

She says choosing another form of transportation other than your car has it’s benefits.

“This is good for your health and air quality, so really good for the environment. It is opportunity to get out and enjoy the community that we live in.”

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There will be draws for anyone who registers as a commuter next week with nine separate gift cards. As part of the week there is also a Backyard Compost session held at the Community Garden at the corner of 101st Avenue and 98th Street. Anyone who attends will enter to win a composter.

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