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.
Tools & Resources
Download a school waste audit form, activity sheets, find your local waste educator, and more.
Download classroom-ready lesson plans for grades P-6.
$20,000 in Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarships awarded to Grade 12 students annually.
Divert NS has a history of bringing together key stakeholders to discuss specific opportunities in waste-resource management.
Throughout the year, Divert NS also hosts workshops for regional waste educators, enforcement officers, and Enviro-DepotTM operators to provide relevant training, encourage networking with each other, and help promote program consistency across the province.
Key Dates to Celebrate Recycling and Diverting Waste
March 30, 2019
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.
April 1, 2019
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.
April 22, 2019
Earth Day Canada helps people across the country recognize and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world, every year on April 22nd.
May 5-11, 2019
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.
June 2-8, 2019
Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates the government’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to preserving and protecting their environment.
June 5, 2019
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.
June 8, 2019
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
October 21-27, 2019
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.