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…

Plastic Pollution in our Oceans

You have probably heard about the garbage patches that our in our oceans but may not know the exactly what it looks like. I however do. I have sailed through 2 of them. I remember being amazed at the sudden onslaught of garbage and wondered if a local fishing boat was dumping into the ocean. I…

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…

The clean bin project: documentary film

a competition where less is more The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question “is it possible to live completely waste free?” Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in…

Poll shows Fraser Valley residents oppose Waste Incineration Plan

Vancouver – A new public opinion poll has revealed strong opposition in the Fraser Valley to Metro Vancouver’s plans to burn garbage as a fuel to produce electricity. The poll was conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of the Abbotsford Community Foundation to assess people’s concerns around waste incineration. Awareness of Metro Vancouver’s proposed plan…

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…

Concerned Citizens Launch Zero Waste BC

Kamloops, BC – Today a network of citizens groups and public interest organizations will hold the inaugural meeting of the new Zero Waste BC Network in order to coordinate efforts to fight waste incinerators that have been proposed throughout BC. Last week a proposed incineration facility was opposed by a vote of 9 – 0 by…

Nuclear Waste Management Organization asks for public consultation

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has issued a discussion paper outlining a proposed process for identifying an informed and willing community to host a deep geological repository for the safe containment and isolation of Canada’s used nuclear fuel for the long term. The $16 to $24-billion national infrastructure project will involve development of the…