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Education is key to Nova Scotia’s recycling and waste diversion success. Divert NS is proud to champion educational efforts that raise awareness and—more importantly—change behaviour. We work closely with our government partners and other like-minded organizations to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and composting. Together we have helped to build a culture of recycling in our province.

Our educational efforts are province-wide, spanning from social media campaigns, in-school curriculum materials, industry-specific summits, to face-to-face communication in community settings.

  • Key Dates to Celebrate Recycling and Diverting Waste

  • Earth Hour

    3/24/2018

    As Canadians, we choose a future where climate change is no longer a threat. Participating in WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and it sends a powerful message that together we can make a difference.

    Read on earthhour.org
  • Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up

    4/1/2018

    The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program, promoting litter clean-ups across the province.

    Read on clean.ns.ca
  • Earth Day

    4/22/2018

    Earth Day Canada helps people across the country recognize and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world, every year on April 22nd.

    Read on earthday.ca
  • Compost Awareness Week

    5/6/2018

    The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment.

    Read on compostfoundation.org
  • Environment Week

    6/3/2018

    Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates the government’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to preserving and protecting their environment.

    Read on canada.ca
  • World Environment Day

    6/5/2018

    On 5 June, go outside and show us that you’re #WithNature. Breathe in the beauty and remember that by keeping our planet healthy, we keep ourselves healthy too.

    Read on worldenvironmentday.global
  • World Oceans Day

    6/8/2018

    World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

    Read on worldoceansday.org
  • Waste Reduction Week

    10/16/2017

    Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourages choice for more environmentally responsible products/services, and promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources.

    Read on wrwcanada.com

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