Fraser Valley Regional District

First Name: 
Jamie
Last Name: 
Benton
Email address: 
jbenton@fvrd.ca
Twitter handle: 
@FVRD1
Organization's full name: 
Fraser Valley Regional District
City: 
Chilliwack
Province/Territory: 
British Columbia
How many people does this proclamation represent?: 
70people
Why did you proclaim Waste Reduction Week? What are you doing to help reduce and divert waste?: 
The Fraser Valley Regional District is committed to the challenge of Zero Waste. In our provincially approved Solid Waste Management Plan we set an ambitious goal to a reach a regional diversion rate of 90% by 2025. We will meet this target through the pursuit of 3 overarching goals:- 1. to reduce waste generation; 2. to maximize diversion and materials recovery: and 3. to manage residual waste responsibly. This Waste Reduction Week we will be showcasing how 4 staff members deal with a zero waste lifestyle for the whole of October. We will kick start WRW with a showing of Just Eat It at a local cinema to those involved in the food production and serving industries as well as local food charities. The aim is to start a discussion within the FVRD as to how we maximize the best use of food waste. Producer of the film, Jenny Rustemayer, will be in attendance for a Q&A session at end of the screening.
Submit your signed letter or certificate proclaiming Waste Reduction Week: