The Let’s Talk Trash team has a vision.
We want the Powell River Regional District to be a Zero Waste community.
A zero waste approach doesn’t focus on managing wastes, but on finding ways to manage resources in order to eliminate waste. Our zero waste action plan includes an innovative education program on sustainable waste management for schools, businesses, and around the community.
Let’s Talk Trash is an initiative of the Powell River Regional District’s Waste Management Education Program. Watch for us at an event, a business, or a school near you. Our team is always looking for community feedback, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the members of our educational team:
Abby McLennan gains her zero waste inspiration from the many people she meets who are working for positive change – as well as from her partner Marc who is currently resurrecting their house into a home. She believes our resources deserve to be more than one-hit wonders – re-purpose, re-invent & revolutionize!
Tai Uhlmann joined the team in 2012 to focus on leading the charge for composting in our community. She managed the Compost Education Centre at the Community Resource Centre and hosted educational composting workshops, from freezer conversions to on-site demonstrations at local gardens and nurseries. A filmmaker by trade, Tai recently returned to Lund from New York City to raise her daughter and son in nature and be more involved in her community.
Inger-Lise Burns moved to Powell River in 2010 to start a new, low impact life in the country. Having completed her Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Certificates a few years earlier, she was armed with tools to realize this dream. After 15 years of working as an English as a Second Language teacher, she is now thrilled to be assisting LTT with compost education. Her hope is to raise awareness within the community about how we can live in harmony with natural systems.