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Earth Matters to Host Two 'Zero Waste Home' Workshops in April

By Contributor
April 4th, 2013

The Earth Matters Zero Waste Youth Project, in partnership with the RDCK, is proud to be hosting an educational workshop to celebrate Earth Month.

The “Zero Waste Home” workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 20 from 1-4 pm, and Wednesday April 24 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Self-Design High/Legion Building at 402 Victoria Street.

There is a $5-$15 sliding scale fee and interested participants are asked to register in advance by e-mailing

From compost to recycling, plastic-free shopping, D.I.Y, upcycling, rethinking waste and everything in between, the Zero Waste Home workshop aims to help Nelson and area residents begin to reduce waste in their own homes.

Everyone is welcome.

The Earth Matters Zero Waste Youth Project is open to all Nelson and area youth aged 13 – 30, who are interested in learning more about waste reduction, sewing, blogging, leadership skills and resource recovery in the community.

They are currently busy turning reclaimed tents from Shambhala Festival into reusable shopping bags.

Earth Matters is a program of Nelson CARES Society. 

This project is made possible with support from Columbia Basin Trust, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nelson and District Credit Union, BC Hydro, TD Bank and the Nelson Lions Club.

For more information about the workshop or the Earth Matters Upcyclers, contact Heather or Sarah at 250-352-6011, ext 17, or email  Past project details, link and discussions can be found at


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