Waste Reduction Week 2019 is just around the corner and
Green Action Centre is here to ensure you’re prepared!

For those who don’t know, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is an environmental campaign that builds awareness around the issues associated with consumption and waste. The campaign encourages a transition to a circular economy and promotes positive actions associated with waste diversion and natural resource conservation.

Mark your calendars! This year, Waste Reduction Week is taking place October 21st-27th.

Each day of the week has an assigned theme:

Waste Reduction Week 2019 Themes

For more information on the daily themes, download our free printable PDF guide HERE. Share with your family, friends and colleagues… Bonus points if you post it in your classroom, office, or home!

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Waste-Free Lunch and Mini-Documentary Screening!

Join us for a lunchtime mini-documentary screening followed by a short collaborative discussion on waste reduction! Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or pay $5 to partake in a “waste-free” lunch (package free). We will be serving a vegetarian spread of soup, bread, dips, and veggies. Dairy free and vegan options available.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: EcoCentre Boardroom (303 Portage Ave., 3rd floor, Winnipeg, MB)

Cost: FREE to attend the preview. Bring your own waste-free lunch OR a $5 cash donation for a vegetarian lunch!

Build-A-Bin Vermicomposting Workshop!

We’ve partnered with Greenpeace Winnipeg to offer another session of the oh-so-popular vermicomposting workshop! This small-scale indoor composting system is cheap, easy to maintain, and perfect for those in apartments or condos. Whether you just want a refresher on the basics, or have never heard of vermicomposting before, come out to our workshop to walk away with everything you need to know (and a bin of your own, if you choose*)!

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre (625 Osborne St., Winnipeg, MB)

Cost: This is FREE presentation! *However there are material costs for supplies if you are looking to build your own bin ($26.25-$44.50)

CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

We’ll be posting daily resources, tips, and
challenges 
on social media. Make sure you’re
following us so you don’t miss out!

In the meantime, get your home, business, workplace or classroom ready by performing a waste audit!

Waste audits are an effective way of addressing waste habits. Take a deep look at what you throw out to pin point areas for change where waste could be diverted from the landfill (or not created at all). There may be items you’ve missed that could be recycled or composted. Do some reflecting to figure out how you could work towards minimizing your waste stream this Waste Reduction Week!

Lucky for you, we’ve put together several tools to make the process easier!

Check out the Greening Your Workplace Audit Form and our Business Sample Waste Audit.

 

Questions or have waste reduction tips you’d love to share? Leave a comment down below.
We’re happy to embark on this waste reduction journey together!