Lake Laberge Lions Club Trade Show is a Zero Waste Event

April 25th, 2014 by

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April 24, 2014 

Zero Waste Yukon Congratulates Lake Laberge Lions Club 

Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon applauds the Lake Laberge Lions Club as it moves to make this year’s Trade Show a Zero Waste Event. The Lions Club Trade Show runs from May 2nd to 4th at the Canada Games Centre.

“It’s been a bit of a learning experience for us but we’re happy to be working along with Zero Waste Yukon on this challenge, “says Lion’s president, Ken Schick. “Not only will the changes we’re making this year help us make an important step towards Zero Waste, but we will be providing other organizations with a model for making their first move towards this worthy goal.”

This year’s Yukon Trade Show will see trolleys for cardboard and fine paper bins available during set up and after the show is over. Increased signage will help vendors and attendees alike dispose of the waste they have produced in the proper way. Meanwhile, orange-shirted members of a Resource Rescue Team will be seen throughout the event. The members of this unique rescue team, made up of Scouts, Guides and Cadets, will be working to ensure that the resource recuperation stations divert as much garbage from the landfill as possible.

The Kiwanis Club will also be aiming for Zero Waste at the source by making adjustments to how they run their food concession. Information packages for all vendors involved will let them know how they can maximize diversion at the show as well as how they can become a part of the new Zero Waste Yukon Recognition Program.

“It’s great to be recognizing the Lions Club for their work as we reach the end of Earth Week,” says Joanna Jack, Zero Waste Event coordinator. “There is so much we can all be doing to help reach the City’s goal of 50% diversion by 2015 and the community support for this project has been really encouraging.”

Zero Waste is a waste management philosophy that challenges us to maximize the life of any product by reusing, recycling, reselling, refurbishing AND composting while minimizing the amount of waste we generate in the first place. To learn more about Zero Waste Yukon go to: www.zerowasteyukon.wpengine.com 

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For more information:

Lake Laberge Lions: yts@lakelabergelions.com

Zero Waste Yukon: info@zerowasteyukon.wpengine.com

Kristina Craig; 867 336-0303

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