Celebrate Waste Reduction Week with our online Composting and Food Waste Reduction workshop series!
Composting, food waste reduction, recycling, and more! These are some of the many actions we can take to limit the number of things we send to landfills. The Composting team at Green Action Centre have invited a variety of waste reduction enthusiasts to bring you four webinars showcasing topics surrounding food waste reduction, composting, and recycling.
These webinars will be available to view on Zoom (registration required) or on Facebook Live.
This webinar series is supported by funding from the City of Winnipeg.
Spotlight on Compost Winnipeg, October 18th, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CST
Join us for a webinar about our exciting organic pick up service that is changing the landscape of waste reduction in Winnipeg. As Green Action Centre’s social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg is a mid-scale composting service that caters to everyone including offices, multi-family residential buildings, homes, small restaurants and cafes. Join Robyn and Karrie as they take you through what they do and the impact it makes on our environment.
Cooking with Food Scraps Virtual Cooking Show, October 19th, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST
Carrot tops, beet leaves, cauliflower leaves, broccoli stems, banana peels…the list goes on. Did you know these parts of fruits and veggies we throw out are actually edible and super nutritious?? Join Lea Cote, our Compost Program Coordinator (and food waste reduction enthusiast) virtually in her kitchen, where she will show you some easy and tasty recipes that incorporate these unusual parts of fruits and veggies into delicious meals. During our virtual cooking show, we will also talk about why food waste is an issue and will share other handy tips to help you reduce your food waste.
Composting and Recycling Myths, October 21st, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CST
Lea Cote and Colleen Anns from Green Action Centre, along with Sarah Wallace from Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba will uncover the common myths out there regarding what is recyclable in Winnipeg, and what is compostable in your backyard compost bins. We all have good intentions when it comes to making efforts to divert our waste from the landfill, but sometimes those good intentions lead to contamination of the recycling stream or putting items into our compost bins that won’t actually decompose. What about those compostable straws and plastic bags? Do they compost in your compost bin or in the landfill? We’re going to clear the murkiness surrounding the many items that claim to be recyclable and compostable so that we can all be better stewards of waste reduction.
We welcome all questions and will be answering them throughout the webinar!
Compost Bin Building Workshop, October 21st, 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm CST
Master Composter Mick Manfield will demonstrate how to build two different types of wooden compost bins:
- Wood pallet compost bin
- Wood bin with a lid, and a door at the bottom using reclaimed cedar
You will be surprised by how easy it is! We will use a combination of powerpoint slides and video clips of Mick building the bins to demonstrate this virtually. The webinar will also cover where you can source the wood, what tools to use, and other top compost bin tips! This will be followed by a Q&A with Mick to clear up any questions you may have about building a compost bin!