Did you know? October 17-23 is Waste Reduction Week! We’re hosting several presentations and a tour to celebrate. Register for as many as you’d like and increase your waste reduction knowledge and skills.
Want to learn about backyard composting and live in or near Winnipeg? You’ve got three options all in the same week!
Basic Backyard Composting – October 18, 2016, 7-8 p.m. (River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue) FREE. Click to register
Basic Backyard Composting – October 20, 2016, 7-8 p.m. (West Kildonan Library, 365 Jefferson Avenue) FREE. Click to register
Basic Backyard Composting – October 23, 2016, 1-2 p.m. (FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road) FREE WITH ADMISSION TO FORT WHYTE. No registration required
Live in an apartment or don’t have yard space? DMSMCA is hosting a vermicomposting presentation just after Waste Reduction Week on October 26th from 7-8:30 p.m. at 823 Ellice Avenue. FREE, Register at email@example.com
Last but certainly not least, Don’t forget about our upcoming tour of the 4R Depot at Brady Landfill! Click here for information and to register!
Can’t make it this time? Sign up to receive a notification for our next series of presentations.
Also, find out how we can stop by your workplace, school or community group and deliver a composting presentation for your group.
Still more questions? Call our Compost Info Line:
204 925 3777 or Toll Free 1 866 394 8880
I am trying to find posters, etc for my church, with respect to reducing, reusing, recycling. We especially want to eliminate the use of styro and plastics. We also want to emphasize the use of tap water as opposed to bottled water.
If you do not have posters, brochures, could you possibly point me in that direction.
That’s so great to hear you’re taking steps to green your church! We have “living green” guides which help people with green actions they can take in different areas of their lives, arranged by level of difficulty/commitment. You’d be welcome to have a set to hand out at church!
Beyond that, we don’t have a lot of posters to share, but I would highly recommend checking out some of these resources:
Development and Peace (search “bottled water” for some great activities and resources on bottled water or contact the local Animator for our region to find out more. It’s an older campaign for them but they still have some resources kicking around the office).
There’s some excellent church-greening organizations set up well to help you, as well. If you haven’t found them already, try:
Green Church Canada: http://www.greenchurches.ca/
Anglican Communion Environmental Network: http://acen.anglicancommunion.org/
Lutherans Restoring Creation: http://www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org/Home/congregations/church-greening-guides
Greening Sacred Spaces: http://greeningsacredspaces.net/ (this group is especially strong with energy audits and institutional/building greening).
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to follow up! I’ve been involved in my church environmental committee in the past and we have spoken at places of worship on greening initiatives. Let us know how we can support you. – Teresa