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  • Surrey Environmental Film Festival – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    s Wheelhouse Theatre and April 24 2008 at Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus Theatre 2600 Doors open at 6 30 p m Time 7 00 p m 9 30 p m Undeniably compelling fact filled and fun four timely and solutions based documentaries take you on a journey and feature inspiring stories about the impacts of our throw away society and the benefits of organic farming The screening lineup includes The Story of Stuff Garbage The Revolution Starts At Home Beyond Organic and Tableland The winning contest videos will also be screened and the festival will feature complimentary refreshments raffles educational displays and post film discussions For more information visit the events page at www greenideasnetwork org or www naturematters surrey ca by You may also like NWEP Volunteer Contributions To Our Community 19 Jan 2014 Energy and Sustainability Sept 12 GreenDrinks NewWest 18 Aug 2013 Burnaby s 2nd Environmental Film Festival 13 Sep 2008 Follow Next story NWEP Proposed Anti Idling Bylaw Previous story Earth Hour 2008 Join us for green drinks on February 19th Rain City Juicery New Westminster Environmental Partners Andrew Murray and the NWEP are in the news See More See Less New Westminster considers water

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2008/03/11/surrey-environmental-film-festival/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Trash Alert – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    vancouver ca ENGSVCS solidwaste autocollect dimensions htm one which is compatible with the new trucks While many sizes of bin are possible it seems that the City has primarily considered larger bin sizes 120L 180L 240L which when combined with new Green Waste bins represent a significant increase in the volume of garbage residents will be able to dispose of City s page on proposed automated collection While it is obvious that 180L and 240L bins are significantly larger than our current 150L limit it is important to realize that even the 120L size offers a significant increase in garbage capacity when combined with the new Green waste collection program This is because a typical 150L load of household garbage contains only 110L of non green garbage typically So with the advent of green garbage collection a 120L bin for non green garbage would represent a slight capacity increase over the amount we would be allowed now Any increase in household capacity to produce garbage would work against our City s commitment to the regional Zero Waste Challenge will discourage participation in current and future recycling and waste diversion programs why recycle if there s lots of room in the garbage bin could result in a significant increase in garbage utility fees in the foreseeable future if there is no incentive to reduce the volume of garbage we produce tipping fees are going up significantly and can best be mitigated by reducing the volume of garbage we produce Given our long established experience with 2x75L bins and the arrival of new waste diversion opportunities its hard to see why anyone would require more than 120L of garbage pickup every week Yet the City s website suggests that 180L bins may be considered as the standard size for most households in New Westminster How can we achieve our 25 waste diversion goals if our capacity to dispose of trash is increasing by 80 or more Click image to enlarge The Way Forward At the very least the City should follow the City staff recommendation to adopt the 120L bins as the standard size and work as soon as possible towards kitchen scrap collection in green waste bins and bi weekly pickup of dry garbage i e garbage with kitchen scraps removed Ideally a smaller bin size similar to that available in the City of Vancouver 75L should be made available to those who request it Accordingly larger bins should be made available to those who specifically request them with the following caveat People should receive true financial rewards for reducing the volume of garbage they produce as reduction in the volume saves the City money The smallest bins should represent a true cost savings every year on property taxes and the larger bins should have a true cost every year on property taxes not just a token charge when picking up the bin Good examples of jurisdictions where there are true economic incentives to choosing smaller bins are Seattle and Portland

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2010/03/06/trash-alert/ (2016-02-07)
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  • The TrashTalkers need your help! – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    bins that go to the curb It is hoped that this information will be helpful to the City in planning further waste reduction strategies without the expense and hassle of a full trash survey This is where you come in The NWEP have put together a simple garbage tracking form It is designed to be either attached or posted next to the garbage calendar you receive from the City All you have to do to fill it out is make a check mark every time you take one or both of your trash bins to the curb You can mark if the bin was full about half full almost empty or if you didn t take it out that week The same for the Green Organic Waste bin At the end of the survey you can scan e mail or drop your tracking sheet off or we can come by and pick it up from you We will collect this data post it on our website the names and addresses of all participants will remain anonymous and present it to New Westminster Council and Staff in the Fall What do we hope to get out of this Many people in New Westminster are already very conscious of their waste stream and take efforts to reduce the amount of garbage they take to the curb One of the reasons the NWEP fought to make the 120L garbage bins available as an option the City was leaning towards 180L or 240L bins was that the City s own older studies showed the average household put out less than 75L of trash a week If this is the case then perhaps the 120L bins are too large for many people If the 75L bin were available as they are in Vancouver for people then perhaps the City will see some further reduction of waste and the concomitant reduction of garbage collection costs can be passed onto the residents with the smaller bins Or with the organics i e stinky stuff now removed from the regular waste stream perhaps many residents would prefer to only have their trash picked up once every two weeks or less frequently But to change status quo of the garbage magically disappearing the magic part only exposed when you get your annual Solid Waste Utility Tax bill in the mail we need more than ideas we need numbers to support these ideas Please download and print off the garbage tracking sheet If you don t have a printer drop us a line and we will get one to your house Each line on the sheet corresponds with the first day of the week as shown on your City Garbage Calendar We would like to start keeping numbers in March mostly to work out any kinks in the system but if you can t start until April that is OK too Any questions Comments Concerns Curiosities You can email Jane at jearmstrong shaw ca or Patrick at pdjohnst telus net

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2011/03/07/the-trashtalkers-need-your-help/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Topic: Energy – Page 4 – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    Energy 15 Sep 2009 NWEP first AGM featuring Dr Mark Jaccard New Westminster Environmental Partners will be holding its first AGM on Tuesday October 13th in the New Westminster Library auditorium Registration will begin at 6 30 with the meeting beginning promptly at 7pm The topic Topic Energy 29 Mar 2009 Save Our Rivers A crowd of over 100 people gathered at Centennial Lodge in Queens Park on Wednesday March 25 to Save Our Rivers The meeting was sponsored by the New Westminster Environmental Partners and the Council Topic Energy 1 Mar 2008 Earth Hour 2008 Earth Hour this year was March 28 Citizens were asked to vote for Earth and against global warming by the simple act of switching off their lights and reducing their use of electricity from Previous Page Next Page Follow Join us for green drinks on February 19th Rain City Juicery New Westminster Environmental Partners Andrew Murray and the NWEP are in the news See More See Less New Westminster considers water metering for homes newwestrecord ca Water restrictions in the summer of 2015 may have been the tipping point for New Westminster to consider introducing a water metering program New West Environmental Partners has

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/category/energy/page/4/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Shoreline Cleanup 2012: Thank You Active Citizens – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    the Cleanup will posted here and the NWEP Facebook page At RiverFest Event Schedule on Sat Sept 29 at the Fraser River Discover Centre you can stop by the NWEP table to see some of the results of the cleanup and get more info about the New West Doc Fest coming up on Oct 19 20 at Douglas College For more info click on the link New West Doc Fest by You may also like New West Doc Fest 10 Oct 2012 NWEP Launches Sustainability Map 25 Jan 2008 NWEP Collective Statement Members Support Judicial Review 7 Oct 2014 Follow Next story Check out the Shoreline Cleanup Slideshow on YouTube Previous story Volunteers Still Needed Register at shorelinecleanup ca Join us for green drinks on February 19th Rain City Juicery New Westminster Environmental Partners Andrew Murray and the NWEP are in the news See More See Less New Westminster considers water metering for homes newwestrecord ca Water restrictions in the summer of 2015 may have been the tipping point for New Westminster to consider introducing a water metering program New West Environmental Partners has been lobbying View on Facebook Share New Westminster Environmental Partners The first Green Drinks of 2016

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2012/09/28/715/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Volunteers needed for Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    of the Fraser River shore in Queensborough There are two connected sites on the GCSC website for which the NWEP is coordinating with help from the City to get cleaned up The Carter Foreshore and the South Dyke Road If you haven t been down to the South Arm on Queensborough recently there has been an incredible amount of work to build an integrated pedestrian and bicycle route along the waterfront to coincide with the residential development in the area Along with waterfront homes and marina based businesses and the remaining agricultural areas on Queensborough walking between the two bridges to Annacis Island is a real delight On September 25th 9 30 in the morning the tide will be low and perfect for an hour or two of shoreline clean up The City will be providing the bags and will be taking the collected trash away all you need to do is show up in grubby clothes with a pair of gardening gloves and maybe some boots you don t mind getting a little muddy This is an easy way to help make New Westminster a little bit nicer to thank the City for building a water front amenity like the South Dyke Trail and for meeting your neighbours and building a better community To sign up for either location or to get more info go here Carter Foreshore http shorelinecleanup ca en og use code 2B51D7 60168 South Dyke Road http shorelinecleanup ca en og use code 2B862F 66992 by You may also like Trash Alert 6 Mar 2010 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2011 3 Oct 2011 NWEP Volunteer Contributions To Our Community 19 Jan 2014 Follow Next story DocFest Fundraiser September 28th at the Heritage Grill Previous story NWEP Meeting Tue Sept 13 2011 Join us for green

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2011/09/11/volunteers-needed-for-great-canadian-shoreline-cleanup/ (2016-02-07)
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  • The Age of Stupid – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    College New Westminster campus Room 1614 Thursday October 22nd 7 30pm 5 in advance or 6 at the door Order your tickets online now or tickets will also be available at Green Drinks the NWEP AGM and from Matthew Laird Beth Rogers or Cynthia Barros Purchasing tickets in person will save us Paypal processing fees please do so if possible Thanks For more info or to reserve tickets email contact nwep ca by You may also like 2014 NWEP Events and Activities 12 Dec 2014 Watch the Video Citizens Forum On BC Environmental Issues 28 Mar 2013 NewWest DocFest 19 Oct 2011 Follow Next story Trash Alert Previous story NWEP first AGM featuring Dr Mark Jaccard Join us for green drinks on February 19th Rain City Juicery New Westminster Environmental Partners Andrew Murray and the NWEP are in the news See More See Less New Westminster considers water metering for homes newwestrecord ca Water restrictions in the summer of 2015 may have been the tipping point for New Westminster to consider introducing a water metering program New West Environmental Partners has been lobbying View on Facebook Share New Westminster Environmental Partners The first Green Drinks of 2016 is on February

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2009/10/10/the-age-of-stupid/ (2016-02-07)
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  • New Westminster Community Garden Initiative Meetings – New Westminster Environmental Partners
    status and prepare for our public meeting on September 15 For anyone interested in becoming more involved Public Meeting and Presentation Tuesday September 15 7 00 p m CAW Union Hall 326 12th Street For all those interested in forming a community garden and local food security Come and enjoy our presentation and bring your questions and enthusiasm by You may also like Join NWEP and UNIBUG at RiverFest Saturday Sept 27 2014 25 Aug 2014 NWEP Members Meetings Food and Transportation Energy 20 Jun 2014 Locally Made New West Doc Fest 2013 6 Oct 2013 Follow Next story NWEP first AGM featuring Dr Mark Jaccard Previous story Community Garden initiative Meeting Join us for green drinks on February 19th Rain City Juicery New Westminster Environmental Partners Andrew Murray and the NWEP are in the news See More See Less New Westminster considers water metering for homes newwestrecord ca Water restrictions in the summer of 2015 may have been the tipping point for New Westminster to consider introducing a water metering program New West Environmental Partners has been lobbying View on Facebook Share New Westminster Environmental Partners The first Green Drinks of 2016 is on February 19 We have lots

    Original URL path: http://nwep.ca/2009/08/31/new-westminster-community-garden-initiative-meetings/ (2016-02-07)
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