Vancity sponsors zero-waste events to keep garbage out of landfills
July 29, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – A new initiative called Zero Waste Events is aiming to divert up to 94 per cent of summer event waste from local landfills.
The first Zero Waste Event – Car Free Day on Commercial Drive in June – diverted 63 per cent of its waste from the landfill. This saved more than 700 kg of greenhouse gas emissions which is equivalent of keeping two cars off the road for one month.
The Vancouver Food Cart Fest has diverted more than 90 per cent of waste during the first four weekends of the festival, saving 134 large bags of waste from the landfill. The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be equal to taking seven cars off the road for a month. Continue reading…
Louise Schwarz and Gerry Martin on CBC’s “On The Coast” talking about the opening of the new greenHUB at 449 Industrial Ave.
Listen at 29:40 for the interview! (and if you’re really keen listen at 1:13:30 for the announcement on the news report).
Here at RA we are mid-way through our busy, sunny and this year very HOT festival season.
We usually mark this halfway point with the arrival of FOLKFest in mid-July, by most Vancouverites, considered the mother of all the city’s outdoor festivals.
So far, this festival season RA has donated and/or provided trashbusting services, signage, bags and recycling stations to:
- Sakura Days – April 5-6
- Youth for Climate Justice Now –Earth Day celebration April 21
- Brittania Stone Soup Festival – May 10-11 Continue reading…