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    Darren Holcombe

    Darren lives outside of town and goes to the Deep Creek dump each week to drop off their one tiny bag of garbage and some wood/tin scraps from projects. More often than not he comes home with much more than he left there. In the above photo, he and his partner Lara are modelling the brand new shirts they found (still in the packaging). Below is a photo of what… Read More


    Mike Bailie / Lorne Mountain

    Mike has been the driving force behind the Mile 9 Dump in Lorne Mountain for the last twenty (20) years. He has helped to make it a community facility that hosts events and facilitates education! According to Mike, at Lorne Mountain they currently divert 50% of their waste, and have been doing so for close to a decade. That is something to be proud of! They set up measurement systems,… Read More


    Kate White

     Kate White and the City of Whitehorse Mini-Carts Program In the spring of 2014, the City of Whitehorse put out a call for participants in their “mini-cart” waste reduction pilot program. Kate White, MLA for Takhini-Kopper King  saw the ad and put her hand up to take steps towards minimizing her waste. The City of Whitehorse launched the small cart trial as these carts are easier to move, easier to… Read More


    Leslie Leong (Yukon)

    Photo: Alistair Maitland/Yukon News  Visual artist Leslie Leong’s work uses and is inspired by a wide variety of materials that may no longer be considered “useful” for their original purpose. These include computer parts, old maps, copper pipes and bits of Gold Rush-era glass, all turned into pieces of jewellery. Leslie was originally inspired to create art from things that would otherwise be considered “waste” shortly after moving to Whitehorse… Read More


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