Trashtalk receives funding to continue talking dirt!

With a prestigious grant from the Greenest City Fund and additional support from Vancity’s Community Project Grant program, the Trashtalk project enters a new phase in 2013. These funds will allow us to continue in our quest to introduce food scraps recycling programs in MURBS (multi-unit residential buildings) and allow us to offer more support to recycling champions. We are just so excited and so are our partners! For Project Directors, Murray Mollard and Cheryn Wong, the project’s focus will be on assisting recycling champions to engage their neighbours to plan and implement new recycling programs:

“The key to zero waste will depend on neighbours’ ability to really engage with each other to figure out how to best encourage all of us to change our behaviour involving our waste. Our job is to assist recycling champions in any way they need our help.”

Anyone living in an apartment or condo in Mount Pleasant or the West End who would like to become a recycling champion should sign up or contact us for more info.

Mayor Gregor Robertson announcing winners of Greenest City Community Grants for 2012 at Van Tech Secondary

Full press release on funding announcement can be found here. Congrats to the grant recipients, read more about them here.

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