In May, the FNWM team spent a few days in Peguis and Fisher River First Nations. In Peguis, they presented about the 7 R’s (Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Regift, Rot) to over 120 high school students at the Peguis Central School. In Fisher River, they presented to 100 students at the Charles Sinclair Elementary School about the 7 R’s but with a bigger focus on composting. Elementary school guidance counselor Andrea Mason has been doing incredible work on waste minimization with her compost program she runs at the school. The students were all amazed with the fresh soil we pulled out of the compost bins! After the presentations, our team spent the day visiting with landfill staff in both communities.
We would like to thank Andrea Mason for her continued dedication to her composting program and her help in setting up these presentations. We would also like to thank the staff at Peguis Central School and all the hardworking staff at the landfills.