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Tag Archives: Eco-friendly Events

Celebrating Waste Reduction Week 2018

By Larraine Roulston: October marks the celebration ofWaste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW). This year the event falls from October 15 to 21. The UK will host European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) during November, from the 17th to the 25th. Annual events promote building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. The week …

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Eco-Festivals 2018

By Fredrica Syren:  Summer is festival season, and traditional festivals are not sustainable — and usually are really bad for the planet. The good news is that there are plenty of green and eco-friendly, even some zero-waste, festivals happening this summer. What could be better than a group of like-minded individuals gathering …

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How to Eco-Give and Eco-Receive in 2018

By Larraine Roulston: On your 2018 calendar, you’ll be penning in family birthdays and anniversaries. Also, there may be graduations and weddings as well as baby and bridal showers. For such occasions, environmental advocates for a healthy planet promote choosing gifts that are organic, fair trade, durable, repairable, recyclable, and …

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The Greening of Festivals

By Larraine Roulston: All festivals, whether large or small, create waste and consume excess amounts water and electricity. They also have an impact on the festival grounds. Most events boost the local economy but, if not managed in a sustainable manner, can be a burden on the community, both socially and environmentally. Many organizers …

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Frugal Summer Activities for Bored Kids

By Larraine Roulston: With sunny summer days, along with extended evening light, there are plenty of activities around to keep kids entertained for a couple of months. As schedules and workloads also take on a relaxed pace, all should be content on the home front. Yet, there will come a day or two when you …

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Greening Year-end Banquets and Events

By Larraine Roulston: As waste management and environmental decisions should be part of any event, organizing committees must include an environmental component and waste free strategy. Those who organize and volunteer for a year-end party before the summer holidays can strive to make the occasion greener. If the event is …

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