The latest from Waste Not News, with stories focused on environmental issues here in Nova Scotia and beyond.
New Waste Not News Videos!
Waste Not News (WNN) is back with three new videos outlining trending topics including ocean plastics, climate change, and waste textiles! Each video presents these issues through a local lens and challenges youth to find ways to make a positive impact.
Education Changes Everything
Youth are the future of sustainability, and environmental learning helps us work towards a better world. Let’s focus on raising awareness, shifting culture and changing behaviour by teaching the right lessons.
Some Key Dates to Celebrate
Clean up the World Weekend
Being part of Clean Up the World is easy—by registering for an activity, you become a Clean Up the World Member and gain access to their guidance and support materials.
World Cleanup Day
World Cleanup Day is the biggest event organized by Let’s Do It World. Each country has a leader or a group of leaders, who work, day and night, often as volunteers, to mobilize the people in their countries for World Cleanup Day.
Science Literacy Week
Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science in Canada, highlighting Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast to coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and demonstrate how exciting science is.
International E-Waste Day
International E-Waste Day was developed in 2018 by the WEEE Forum with the support of its members. The day raises the public profile of e-waste recycling. It encourages consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in e-waste recycling rates on the day itself and into the future.
World Food Day
Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most important days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and the general public.
Waste Reduction Week
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.