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Northwestel

Northwestel

Northwestel serves the largest operating area in the Western hemisphere and provides service to over 120,000 Canadians in Northern communities. So what motivates the largest communications company in the Yukon, and service provider for almost one third of Canada’s land mass to make their offices Zero Waste and create a…

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Leslie Leong (Yukon)

Leslie Leong (Yukon)

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…

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Kate White

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…

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Mike Bailie / Lorne Mountain

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…

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Darren Holcombe

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…

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