Waste Free Edmonton

First Name: 
Melissa
Last Name: 
Gorrie
Email address: 
wastefreeedmonton@gmail.com
Twitter handle: 
@wastefreeyeg
Organization's full name: 
Waste Free Edmonton
City: 
Edmonton
Province/Territory: 
Alberta
How many people does this proclamation represent?: 
30people
Why did you proclaim Waste Reduction Week? : 
Wastes Free Edmonton has a mandate to significantly reduce the amount of waste produced in Edmonton, so every week is waste reduction week for us! We fully support this initiative and want to help promote waste reduction action.
Submit your signed letter or certificate proclaiming Waste Reduction Week: 
organization type: 
Non-profit organization
What commitments/initiatives has your community, organization, or school taken on to reduce waste & support a circular economy?: 
Waste Free Edmonton ran a successful Last Straw campaign this past summer that resulted in almost 100 businesses agreeing to go plastic straw-free/straw on request. We are currently campaigning for meaningful and mandatory action to address single-use plastics in the City of Edmonton by engaging with City Council, citizens, and businesses. As part of that campaign we have a petition requesting a bylaw that bans or puts a surcharge on plastic bags that has over 8,000 signatures! We are also engaging citizens by hosting waste-reduction meet-ups and giving presentations to the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, and the University of Alberta about ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce.
Does Waste Reduction Week have permission to promote your proclamation on social media or online?: 
Yes