CSWM invites people to participate in Waste Reduction Week

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is encouraging people to participate in national Waste Reduction Week happening October 15 – 21 which uses information and events to help Canadians understand the environmental and social ramifications of waste practices.

Waste Reduction Week is the perfect opportunity to book a free ‘Power of R' presentation - an educational program that focuses on the topics of waste reduction (rethink, refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle). These sessions are offered to classrooms of all ages and community groups in both the Strathcona and Comox Valley Regional Districts and are designed to be stand-alone or in a series that work in conjunction over a school year or from year to year.

Our waste reduction educators, Gayle Bates and Kevin Flesher, will provide an energy-filled presentation that the teachers will appreciate because they are curriculum linked, developed to engage different learning styles, and also are updated to stay current with emerging issues. These sessions can be booked at any time of year and can be customized to support all subject areas. Topics can also be tailored to the season such as greening your holidays or kick starting a ‘waste -free' year.

Also during Waste Reduction Week, CSWM waste reduction educators' will be out in our communities conveying appreciation to those people that recognize the importance of working towards a more sustainable community by conserving resources and curbing waste practices. Look for them at local coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and Thrift stores; places where people rethink their everyday choices by using reusable travel mugs, shopping bags, or repurposing something that might otherwise end up in the landfill.

For more information on the ‘Power of R', to review the profiles of our waste reduction educators and to book a presentation, visit www.cswm.ca/powerofr.

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District. The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs.

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Media contact:
Koreen Gurak
Manager of communications
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6066