thegreenrock.ca ~ habits for your habitat had a kickin’ great time at the Waste Reduction Week Fair, put off by as part of #WasteReductionWeek with the City of St. John’s and Clean St. John’s at the Memorial University Botanical Gardens on Saturday Oct 21st. (read story on the event in the Telegram here )
thegreenrock.ca was in good company – old and new friends included Home Again Furniture Bank, St. John’s Tool Library, the Product Care Association, Boomerang Bags, Recycle in Newfoundland, the City of St. John’s Waste Division and others were part of the event!
thegreenrock.ca is about promoting sustainability, Waste Reduction is a key component. leading up to Waste Reduction Week, thegreenrock.ca launched In its Place a composting and reycling project being piloted at Macdonald Drive Junior High breakfast program in collaboration with Kids Eat Smart Foundation, Clean St. John’s, Island Compost, and the City of St. John’s, with a financial contribution from the Wellness Coalition Avalon East. later this fall thegreenrock.ca will be launching InterGeneration~ the plastic bag project, a waste awareness and up-cycling project supported by the IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Fund and in collaboration with Agnes Pratt Home and Waterford Valley High that gets youth and seniors together to up-cycle plastic bags and share skills.
thegreenrock.ca launched last year the Guide to the Good website which promotes local businesses and organizations in the Northeast Avalon. all these projects bring different ideas on how people can live differently and more environmentally conscious way.
visitors to thegreenrock.ca booth got in on the action, and wrote ways in which their everyday actions can have an impact on the environment and to post them on the How Do you fit? board (see photo below to the left). they were rewarded with a seedling from the Department of Forestry and Agrifoods, and a chance to win a local and green gift
– free month trial of Island Compost by Phill Coates (see Guide to the Good profile)
– skincare samples from Esskin by Esther Squires (see Guide to the Good profile)
– delicious natural soap from Suds~Natural Cooked Soap by Leah Grannon Bryant
– free coupons for delicious Soul Azteka and free coupons from Fixed Coffee!
and we got a winner!! congrats Julia thank you for participating!
And we are all winners when we take care of the planet.
(ps – thegreenrock was thrilled to have such an excellent group of volunteers helping out at the booth ~ thank you Leah Grannon Bryant, Amanda Russell, Kate Finn and Mary Anna Duggan you guys rocked!)
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