For the sake of our plastic-choked oceans, more and more communities around the world are starting to ban single-use plastics, particularly including the humble plastic shopping bag. A Canadian ban on single-use plastics within the next year or two was … Continue reading Tip #2: Ban the bag!
To read the full article with live links please see: http://eatkamloops.org/solidarity-of-a-sort/ Each of us needs to think carefully about our actions because “on mass” we cause the outcome. World Rivers Day is on September 29, 2012. Some of my friends from 350.org and the Thompson Environmental Network want to meet down at the Thompson River for a garbage clean-up day. I really wanted to go pick plastic bags and garbage out of the river but I have to work on Saturdays. I still had the urge to help. It got me thinking about how the garbage gets into the river … Continue reading Solidarity… of a Sort
April 18, 2009 9am – 1pm Aberdeen Village Center, 1395 Hillside Way – Come to the west end of the parking lot by Pacific Way Help us dispose of electronic waste the right way! Bring your unwanted e-waste to our Earth Day event on Saturday, April 18th for our e-waste recycling. Only the first 100 residential drop-offs will be accepted. We can take computers, monitors, keyboards, mice and printers. Laptops less than four years old will be donated to the Developing World Connections charity. ReStore volunteers will be onsite to see if any old PCs can be refurbished as well. … Continue reading Kamloops E-Waste Collection
Someone near us is building an earthship and they want you to come and see what they are doing! If you have seen the movie ‘The Garbage Warrior‘ then you know what the heck I am talking about. If you haven’t the movie begs the question what do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of … Continue reading Earthship Darfield