Waste Management

Action Alert

Tell Canada you want to end plastic waste

Deadline: 
23 Nov 2018

Next week, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers are meeting in Ottawa to finalize their national plan to fight plastic pollution.  It’s vital that the plan is both ambitious and enforceable if we’re going to improve our terrible 11 per cent recycling rate for plastic waste. Sign the petition now to make sure they know you want a plastic waste free environment by 2025.

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Event

Jeff Kirschner & Litterati

Oct 16 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Litterati is a community that is “crowdsource-cleaning” the planet – one piece of litter at a time. With participation in over 100 countries, the Litterati community is picking up litter and simultaneously collecting data such as identifying brands and mapping problem areas. Together we are working with schools, companies, and cities to create a litter-free world. Read more about Jeff Kirschner & Litterati

Location

ATB Entrepreneur Centre
1110 17 Avenue SW
T2T 0B4 Calgary , AB
Funding Opportunity

Grants in Gear

Deadline: 
6 May 2016

Environmental Projects to be awarded up to $100,000 through Grants in Gear Program

The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental (formerly Summerhill Impact)  to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear, for a third year. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian non-profits, entrepreneurial groups and municipal/regional governmental bodies. Read more about Grants in Gear

Event

Under the Big Top: 2015 Conference on Canadian Stewardship & Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Reduction Conference

Sep 30 2015 - 6:00am to Oct 2 2015 - 6:00am

From the conference website:

The Conference on Canadian Stewardship (CCS) is where industry and government come together to discuss current and topical issues affecting product stewardship in Canada. This is an “industry-led” biennial event where companies who financially contribute for the managing of their end-of-life products, and the organizations that operate stewardship programs can actively participate in a lively forum dedicated to their interests.

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) promotes and facilitates waste reduction, recycling and resource conservation in the Province of Alberta. RCA organizes an annual waste reduction conference that provides valuable educational and networking opportunities. For more information about the Recycling Council of Alberta, please visit www.recycle.ab.ca

This year, CCS and RCA teamed up to bring you a joint conference, themed “Under the Big Top”, to be held from September 30 to October 2, 2015 at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Over 500 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event.

Read more about Under the Big Top: 2015 Conference on Canadian Stewardship & Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Reduction Conference

Location

The Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Board of Directors, Beverage Container Management Board

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Public Member
Application Deadline: 
27 Apr 2015

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta.

The BCMB is a not-for-profit association consisting of representatives of Alberta beverage manufacturers, container depots and the public (environmental organizations, municipalities and interested citizens). The BCMB was established through the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation, which was enacted under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the organization’s bylaws. Since its inception on December 1, 1997, the BCMB has worked to ensure that Albertans have access to a convenient and cost-effective system for recycling used beverage containers.

The BCMB is a Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO), an arm’s length organization that has delegated government authority under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to impose requirements on recycling program stakeholders. DAOs are unique – a range of stakeholders are encouraged to participate, including industry, government and the public. These parties are primarily involved in program stewardship through appointments to the Board of Directors.

One Public Member position on the Board of Directors is reserved for a designee of the Alberta Environmental Network. The current AEN-nominated Director’s 3-year term expires this spring. Read more about Call for Delegates: Board of Directors, Beverage Container Management Board

Event

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Location

various locations Calgary , AB
Call for Input

Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Initiative: 
Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation
Deadline: 
13 Dec 2013

From the AESRD website:

The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to the province’s existing regulatory framework for recycling. The proposed changes are intended to reduce municipal solid waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and provide options to shift end-of-life management costs from taxpayers to producers and consumers. The changes will advance initiatives in Alberta’s Too Good to Waste strategy. Read more about Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

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