Waste Reduction & Pollution Prevention

Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

Position: 
Project and Fundraising Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
4 Oct 2020
Location: 
Calgary, Alberta

Plastic-Free YYC is Calgary’s leading voice in zero waste and plastic free living. Our mission is to engage individuals, businesses and government to make positive, plastic-free changes in the world. As Plastic-Free YYC’s first staff member, the Project and Fundraising Coordinator will develop a sustainable fundraising model for the organisation, while continuing to build momentum for zero waste and circular economy in Calgary. This position will work closely with businesses, community partners and volunteers, under supervision of the Board of Directors. Read more about Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where to from here?

Jun 24 2020 - 12:00pm

You can’t get blood from a stone, or so the saying goes. So where goes the polluter pays principle in Alberta, both today and into the future?

The polluter pays principle can be implemented through a host of regulatory mechanisms with varying efficiency and effect. Join the ELC’s Jason Unger for a lunch time webinar that will provide a review of Alberta’s approach to the polluter pays principle and how it is applied. This webinar will provide a review and highlight two recent ELC reports: Read more about The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where to from here?

New Waste Management reports from the Environmental Law Centre

The Environmental Law Centre has published two new reports on waste management and reduction in Alberta.

Good Riddance: Waste Management Law in Alberta is the 3rd Edition of the ELC's primer on the waste management system in Alberta. The report includes five sections covering (1) Legal Concepts and Institutions, (2) Waste Management & the Law, (3) Types of Waste, (4) Recycling, and (5) Import & Export of Waste.

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Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework is a detailed look at the extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] model of waste management, and the potential application of EPR in Alberta's waste management system.

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Low-waste Living in Edmonton During COVID-19

Apr 22 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From Waste Free Edmonton:

Please join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7-9pm for WFE's very first virtual Zoom meet-up!

About this Event

Let's discuss how covid-19 is impacting low-waste initiatives and lifestyles in Edmonton. This will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded community members and share your tips and gripes.

Make sure to reserve your spot ASAP as we will only be accepting the first 50 registrations! Read more about Low-waste Living in Edmonton During COVID-19

Waste Free Edmonton Meet-Up!

Aug 27 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From the Eventbrite page:

Join Waste Free Edmonton at The Buckingham for our next meetup! Converse with your environmentally-focused neighbours over food and drink!

Join Waste Free Edmonton at our next meet-up taking place at The Buckingham on Tuesday August 27, 2019! Ticket cost includes great conversation with like-minded individuals about waste reduction AND delicious vegan fair courtesy of The Buckingham! Read more about Waste Free Edmonton Meet-Up!

Location

The Buckingham
10439 82 Avenue NW
T6E 2A1 Edmonton , AB

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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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

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