The Zero Waste Initiative is a key project component in the overall East Van Green program. Working with Recycling Alternative the project connects our existing programs with a unique closed circle/land use micro model that utilizes state of the art technology, namely a Green Good composter. The composter not only reduces our carbon footprint and our organic waste disposal, but is also incorporated into our educational programming on site.
Education and demonstration sessions occur in concert with our Farmers Market, through direct marketing, and in partnership with our local allies and compatriots.
Recycling Alternative works directly with our animator/educator to hold demonstration and information sessions for other multi-purpose facilities (schools, community centres, shopping malls) as well as individuals, businesses and organizations.
The project serves as a proactive demonstration site and model for institutions and organizations trying to address and meet the Metro Vancouver’s changing organic waste by-laws, through innovative, community engagement and local neighborhood level solutions.