Seedy Saturday, March 8th, 9:30 – 2:30
Join us this Saturday at the Complex for Seedy Saturday (local farmers’ seed exchange and so much more!) Come by the Let’s Talk Trash booth for information about borrowing our Zero Waste Stations for your event, about our Composting Workshops, or to ask us any other waste reduction questions you might have. If you have any extra seeding trays or pots to give away (or you need them), drop by our booth!
Green Cleaning Recipes
Check out these homemade cleaning recipes; David Suzuki’s Queen of Green Recipes or Do It Yourself RECIPES for ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING. With each purchase of a new cleaning product you now also have another container to add to your ever growing collection. Instead of buying more soap, spray or cleaner, reuse an old container and whip up one of these cleaning recipes to try and meet your squeaky clean needs.
Local Worm Bin specialist and Horiculturalist, Carol Engram, has been featured in recent article in The Peak. “Starting out in the garden she knew there was value in composting, but became particularly excited when she saw that working with red wigglers could cut a bunch of steps out of dealing with her waste and fertilizing her garden.” (click here for the full article).
Carol regularly hosts Worm Bin composting workshops through Let’s Talk Trash at the Compost Education Center. Stay tuned, as another one is just around the corner.
For more information about our upcoming free Composting Workshops, please check our Compost Education Centre page.
You may also like to visit our Compost Education Center for a self guided tour of our 7 different styles of composters (located at 4752 Joyce Avenue in the gardens behind the Community Resource Center).
If you have 5 minutes, please take the time to fill out our survey! As we roll into a new year we would like to hear from you to help guide us to issues that are important to you.
Zero Waste Stations
By now you have likely seen our Zero Waste Stations in action. If you are interested in making your next event zero waste, contact our team for more information or to sign out the Stations! The Zero Waste Stations come equipped with many accessories including aprons and hats to identify your station monitors.
Rather than put items into the trash, these stations encourage folks to separate their ‘waste’ into Metals, Plastics, Paper, Compostables, and Refundables. Each of the 5 bins carefully lists what is acceptable and how to properly dispose of special items. Pop cans, for instance, are rinsed first, bottle caps are removed, and paper napkins are perfect for the compost so long as it is not going to become animal feed.
Please let us know if you have an event that you would like to borrow the Zero Waste Stations for by contacting us at email@example.com. We will happily guide you along the way to achieving Zero Waste at your event.
Moving towards Zero Waste
Let’s Talk Trash is an initiative of the Powell River Regional District’s Waste Management Education Program and our action plan includes an innovative education program on sustainable waste management for schools, businesses, and around the community.
Learn more about our initiatives and projects.
A zero waste approach focuses on finding ways to manage resources in order to eliminate waste. Zero waste means:
- Reduced environmental impact (water, air, land & energy use).
- Reduced municipal expenses to handle waste materials.
- A more efficient and effective cycling of materials – that can even create wealth out of waste.