May 31 to June 6, 2009 is Canadian Environment Week, a celebration of the positive environmental efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations in Canada. Canadian Environment Week is a good time for all communities to think about the effect we have on our environment. The Cornwall Carbon Reduction Initiative is the host agency for a 2009 Commuter Challenge, which is working to encourage citizens to try alternative transportation like inline skating, cycling, walking and public transit.
Participants in Canada can register online
. The rest of us should join the celebration by skating to destinations near home this week and every week. After all, we will get a fair share of the benefits.