Fundraising Ideas, Summer Camp, Organic Waste, Fake Anti-Wind Protesters – GCNews #813

813: 8 April 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada RAIN! See Water Canada Magazine article about how user fees and credit system helps Kitchener pay for its municipal stormwater system. Rain barrels, rain gardens, prmeable pavers (as well as cisterns and infiltration galleries) qualify for stormwater credits … RAIN! featured in insert … REEP Green Solutions is coordinating aregion-wide rain barrel…

One Billion Bottles recycled: an Ontario success story

Toronto – Today, the One Billionth liquor container was returned to The Beer Store under the Bag it Back program, Ontario’s highly successful deposit return program for wine, spirit and beer containers sold through LCBO and Ontario winery retail stores.

Wilderness Committee decries “biased” incineration report

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee is calling on BC Environment Minister Barry Penner to say no to Metro Vancouver’s waste to energy proposal, in light of concerns raised by Ministry of Environment staff regarding the key consultation report on waste management options commissioned by Metro Vancouver.

Ontario’s new Orange Drop program to reduce waste

Toronto – Stewardship Ontario, the industry organization responsible for the Blue Box program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program, has launched Orange Drop, a new program designed to help make managing hazardous and special waste materials easier for Ontario consumers to understand and to do. In addition to including 22 waste materials…

Spotlight: Zero Waste Simcoe

Chatting with Gord McKay from Zero Waste Simcoe. Q. What is Zero Waste Simcoe and how did it come about? A. Zero Waste Simcoe is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping Simcoe County become a Zero Waste community. Its 200 plus members, from across the County, are ready to show by their actions that Zero…

Ottawa Green Bin

Ottawa Green Bin (www.ottawagreenbin.ca) is a new program that involves collecting residential organic waste and turning it into compost. Using the green bin is an easy way for Ottawa residents to extend the life of local landfills and make a real difference to our environment. Why green bins? 70 per cent of Ottawa residents are…