• Choose to Reuse: Fast Fashion Facts

    Choosing to reuse isn’t just about reducing single use plastics.  The fashion industry currently produces 4-5 billion tons of CO2 emissions annually: That is 8-10% of global CO2 emissions, and is on track to increase with population growth. The diagram below illustrates the carbon footprint of a couple of new items of clothes: a new […]

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  • Giving Tuesday 2021 Was A Success!

    To all those who showed support this 2021 Giving Tuesday and throughout the Giving Season: THANK YOU! We know this has been a tough time for many and we are bursting with gratitude at your support, which will go directly to advocating for conservation and climate action here in Whistler. With contributions from many generous […]

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  • Let’s Decarbonize Our Diets: Low-Carbon Eating Made Easy

    This month our Small Steps for Big Moves Climate Action focuses on Decarbonizing Our Diet. Read on for quick facts, options for personal action, and resources for low-carbon eating in Whistler. Why do we need to act? The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one fifth of man-made […]

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  • FREE Zero Waste Workshops for Schools

    It’s Waste Reduction Week, and what better way to celebrate than the launch of the Zero Waste Educational Workshops for the 2021/22 school year.

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  • Whistler Could Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2023

    In a win for a zero-waste future, Whistler is targeting early 2023 for a ban on single-use plastics. Following a Provincial amendment to the Local Government Act, municipalities in B.C. are now able to institute bans on plastic bags, straws, and other single-use plastic items without needing provincial approval. Councillor Arthur De Jong clarified that […]

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