Free Public Film Screening: Divide in Concord

Join us as we kick off our Recycling & Zero Waste Working Forum with a free public screening of the film DIVIDE IN CONCORD!

Divide in Concord is an award-winning feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of the battle of banning bottled water in small town America.

In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local eighty-four year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.

In the same town that incited the American Revolution and inspired Thoreau’s environmental movement, can one senior citizen make history? A tense nail-biter of a vote will decide.

Doors and reception open at 6:30 pm, light snacks will be provided.

This free public event is the kick-off to the Recycling & Zero Waste Working Forum, April 12 and 13 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Free Public Presentation: Eric Lombardi, Eco-Cycle Solutions

We’re excited to announce as part of our Recycling and Zero Waste Working Forum, a free public evening presentation by Eric Lombardi, Senior Advisor to Eco-Cycle Solutions and CEO of Zero Waste Strategies Inc.

On Thursday April 12 at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Eric Lombardi will give an inspiring and educational talk on what Zero Waste is, the global picture, local challenges, and the steps we need to take to get Yukon to Zero Waste (or darn near!).

Doors and reception open at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A period.

Light snacks will be provided and there will be a cash bar with beer and wine.

 

About the speaker

 

Eric Lombardi is a recognized authority with over 30 years experience creating comprehensive community-based resource recovery programs. For 24 years he was Executive Director of Eco-Cycle, the largest Zero Waste social enterprise in North America, and since the mid ’90s has been at the forefront of the Zero Waste Movement.

In his work as an international consultant, keynote speaker and strategic community planner he has addressed numerous topics including Zero Waste, the waste-climate connection, recycling facility design, recycling of hard-to-recycle materials (CHaRM), building social enterprises, and the politics of growing community programs.

Lombardi holds a Masters Degree in Technology and Human Affairs from Washington University (St. Louis), and other notable achievements include:

– helped create the GrassRoots Recycling Network
– co-founded the Zero Waste International Alliance
– co-founded the US Non-Profit Recyclers Council
– invited to the Clinton White House as one of the Top 100 USA Recyclers

Eric’s work brings together governments, businesses and communities to “experience success within their mutual enlightened self interests.” He aims to support a global community-of-practice that is working to bring an end to the age of landfilling and incineration, and keep transforming the “waste management” industry into the “resource management” industry.

 

An unique opportunity

 

Lombardi will also be speaking several times during our Recycling and Zero Waste Working Forum. This forum will provide knowledge and tools to business owners, policy makers, community depots, elected leaders and landfill operators. He will be joined by other expert panelists including Giselle Beaudry, Waste Reduction Specialist with the Government of the Northwest Territories, who helped implement their Electronics Recycling Program, and Allen Langdon, Managing Director of RecycleBC, North America’s first 100% extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

“Producer responsibility is the real revolution of the 21st century – it’s the other half of the story. When we start making products with the environment in mind, then we can start recovering them for reuse – then we have the cycle, and that whole cycle represents Zero Waste,” says Lombardi.

Given the Yukon Government’s work on expanding the Designated Material Regulation, and ongoing changes in the global industry, the timing is great for sharing information and planning for the future. Unified action and knowledge are essential for reducing waste and creating better ways to manage resources that currently end up in the landfill.

For more information on the forum visit our forum website.

 

Eric Lombardi’s free public presentation takes place at 6:30 pm on April 12, 2018 at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

 

 

Zero Waste Yukon would like to thank our event sponsor Yukon Brewing!

 

 

 

 

5th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale + Reuse Fair

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Indoor Community Garage Sale!

This year during the sale we will be launching our new household goods reuse program, “Perfectly Good!”

Also new this year is the opportunity to learn to repair household electronics with the help of YuKonstruct‘s handy Repair Cafe. YuKonstruct’s volunteers will make their best effort to help you repair your broken devices during the event.

We will also have visible mending and weaving workshops on offer, stay tuned for registration details!

With over 1000 people attending the event last year, this event is a great opportunity to raise funds for your organization (non-profit, sports team, etc.) while keeping materials out of the landfill! Or, just shop around for great secondhand items at awesome prices!

To register as a vendor for the event please call North Star Mini Storage, our event partner, at 633-5402.

Visit the Facebook event page here, and contact Zero Waste Yukon for more information!

“Perfectly Good” Program Launch at the 5th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale

Zero Waste Yukon is happy to announce the launch of “Perfectly Good”, a household goods reuse program designed to support local non-profits in accessing affordable used goods!

This program was created to fill the gap in options for organizations to access affordable used goods and to help keep perfectly good materials out of our landfill! By providing a shared storage space we will overcome the barrier many of these organizations have in helping their clients access household goods.

 

Local groups were surveyed to identify which items are most often needed.

We will be accepting specific donations for the program at our  5th Annual Garage Sale + Reuse Fair, 10 am – 2 pm on February 10th at the Canada Games Centre!

The following items will be accepted if they are clean and in working condition, and only if they were requested:

– men’s and women’s winter jackets, sweaters, pants, boots, hats and gloves

– cutlery, dishes, bakeware, pots, pans, toasters, kettles

– night stands, coffee tables, lamps

– queen and double bedsheets

– a limited number of queen and double mattresses, boxsprings, bedframes**

**please contact Zero Waste Yukon at 667-7269 ext 27 or projects@zerowasteyukon.ca to arrange drop off of larger items**

 

We appreciate your support in following donation guidelines to ensure goods are of high quality and in working condition.

For more information contact Zero Waste Yukon.

 

This project was created with support from the Community Development Fund.

 

Indoor Community Garage Sale + Reuse Fair: February 10th, 2018

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Indoor Community Garage Sale!

This year during the sale we will be launching our new household goods reuse program, “Perfectly Good!”

Also new this year is the opportunity to learn to repair household electronics with the help of YuKonstruct‘s handy Repair Cafe. YuKonstruct’s volunteers will make their best effort to help you repair your broken devices during the event.

We will also have visible mending and weaving workshops on offer, stay tuned for registration details!

With over 1000 people attending the event last year, this event is a great opportunity to raise funds for your organization (non-profit, sports team, etc.) while keeping materials out of the landfill! Or, just shop around for great secondhand items at awesome prices!

To register as a vendor for the event please call North Star Mini Storage, our event partner, at 633-5402.

Visit the Facebook event page here.

Contact Zero Waste Yukon for more information!