Town hay-river-presentation


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Ecology North in Hay River
Last summer Hay River resident Kim Rapati approached Ecology North to express her interest and enthusiasm in creating programs in Hay River to
encourage waste reduction, active transportation, energy efficiency and sustainable living. Over the past six months, Kim has spearheaded some
fantastic environmental education programs in Hay River, Fort Providence and Fort Resolution as part of Waste Reduction Week, Water Week and the laundry project.
Thanks to Kim's efforts, the Town of Hay River has expressed interest in partnering with Ecology North to help Hay River residents to reduce waste
by increasing opportunities for recycling and composting. This past week, The Town of Hay River invited Ecology North to give a presentation on
ways we can work together.

Click here to see the presentation Kim gave at the Hay River Town Council meeting last Tuesday. Keep your eyes peeled on EN News
to read about further Ecology North events and initiatives in Hay River! Thanks to Kim for her initiative, hard work and enthusiasm to help HayRiver work towards becoming the "Hub of Sustainability".

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Town hay-river-presentation

  1. 1. Ecology North PartnershipTown of Hay River Projects presented by Kim Rapati and Shannon Ripley
  2. 2. Sustainability in the HubThe Hub of Sustainability!¥As the second largest community in the NWTand the closest to market, we have a realopportunity to be the leaders in recycling andenvironmental sustainabilityWaste Diversion as a Town Priority¥ Waste diversion initiatives can effectivelyprolong the life of our landfill¥ There is great community momentumregarding sustainability initiatives - residentsare interested and poised for actionEffective Ecology North Partnership¥ Ecology North recognizes the waste diversioninitiatives the Town is already developing andis enthusiastic about assisting in the researchand communication of these initiatives
  3. 3. Kim RapatiEducationLakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON¥ Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and TourismOutdoor/experiential education, leadership, communication¥ Bachelor of GeographyEnvironmental issues, resource management, climate change th their eople wiRecent training R nvironm in g p econnect e first step to fos ent is th aviour tering e able beh¥ Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change 2011 sustaindelegate at three-day conference in Yellowknife, Nov. 10 - 12¥ Sustainable Community Development Courseat Dechinta Bush University, Blachford Lake Lodge, March 9 - 12, 2012¥ Town of Hay River Landfill Operations Courseinvited to participate and acted as guest speaker to landfill operators and managersfrom six NWT communities, discussed waste diversion strategiesfor managing household wasteStarted working with Ecology North in Oct. 2011¥ Saw need for sustainable living information in Hay River World Water Da y class presentati in Fort Resolutio on n
  4. 4. Ecology North Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level. Priority focus areas: public education and awareness, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable living, waste reduction, local food production and source-water (drinking water) protection. • Maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations. All programming emphasizes the links among environmental, social and community well-being. Centralized Composting in YellowknifeCentralized composting in Yellowknife Local food production in Fort Smith
  5. 5. Recent Ecology North Hay River Area ProjectsWaste Reduction Week October 2011 Waste reduction display at Arena¥ Created ‘Hay River Recycling Guide’ with Town of Hay River and Tri-RRecycling¥ Held public display in the arena with recycling game, backyard and vermi-composting information and moreLaundry Cost Reduction February 2012¥Held public event in Fort Providence around energy and cost reduction possiblewhen doing household laundryLocal Food Learning Jan - March 2012¥Jackie Milne ran ‘Hungry for Change’ six-week discussion course, starting yourgarden workshops around the area and helped set-up school gardens andcomposting Water week documentary at LibraryNational Water Week March 2012¥ Presented northern-based Grade 7 curriculum regarding the bottled waterindustry and water monitoring in our region to schools, conducted a classpresentation in Fort Resolution¥ Held tar sands/water consumption documentary screening at the Libraryfollowed by presentation from local water monitoring group and discussion
  6. 6. Future Initiatives Ecology North can help strengthen the Town of Hay River team this summer to create real progress in the waste reduction initiatives planned for this up-coming summer. Here are a few of the projects to be worked on:Recycling Feasibility Study¥Centralized drop-offs for waste paper products and recyclables that do not provide a return for residentialconsumers.Spring Clean-up Hazardous Waste¥ Two collections this year, will promote e-waste alternatives and general education on hazardous wasteBackyard Composting Promotion¥ Assist Town in distributing backyard composters and hosting educational workshopsCentralized Composting Feasibility Study¥ Explore centralized composting possibilities in Hay River
  7. 7. PartnershipEcology North is looking forward to our partnershipwith the Town of Hay River and is excited to provide support through:Research¥Understanding the priorities of the Town and focussing onexploring opportunities that can be taken in order to make them Measuring temperatusuccessful Centralize res d Compos at the YK t in winte rCommunication¥ Developing educational materials and making them available toresidents - providing them with the background and theory behindwhy waste reduction and sustainability are important in ourcommunityEmpowerment¥Providing residents with the simple tools and skills they need tobe individually responsible for contributing to waste diversion andenvironmental responsibility in Hay River through workshops and rn aboutpublic events Working together to lea Ft. Prov laundry cos t reduction in
  8. 8. Thank you!Mahsi cho!Merci!Kim RapatiEcology NorthHay River Coordinatorkim@ecologynorth.ca867-876-0487