Spring into Sustainability with Free Community Events

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This spring, Sustainable Kingston alongside several other community partners are offering several free community events. Get involved in your community this season as a community member, organization or business.

The City of Kingston and Sustainable Kingston are pleased to present a Kingston Climate Action Speakers Series event entitled No Wasted Opportunity, featuring keynote speaker Peter Hargreave from the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA).

The event will also feature Heather Roberts, manager of the solid waste division for the City.

The two speakers will discuss waste, the circular economy and the opportunities for the Kingston community.

“How we purchase, use, reduce, divert or dispose of our everyday materials is an important climate action issue that affects our community,” said Heather Roberts, Manager of the Solid Waste Division for the City of Kingston. “Through this event, we have the opportunity to engage with the community as Ontario strives to shift from a linear economy of make-use-dispose, to a vision that aims to reduce raw materials, maximize the useful life of products and minimize waste generated when products reach their end of life.”

This free event is taking place on Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Register here through Eventbrite.

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Sustainable Kingston and the Skeleton Park Arts Festival, with support from the City of Kingston, invite the community to a day at the park celebrating Earth Day 2017.

Earth Day in the Park will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McBurney Park.

Residents are encouraged to bring the family out to listen to local music, create crafts with a local artist and to purchase seedlings from the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative. Earth Day at the Park will also be the official kick-off for Pitch-In Kingston.

More information can be found on the Sustainable Kingston website. In case of rain, the event will take place at Calvary United Church located at 45 Charles St.

Sustainable Kingston is also pleased to announce that it will once again be leading Pitch-In Kingston for 2017.

Pitch-In is an annual community clean-up effort powered by volunteers from local workplaces, sports teams, community groups, schools and individuals. Pitch-In Week is from April 22-29.

Participants are encouraged to register on the Sustainable Kingston website where they will receive more information including where to leave filled Pitch-In bags.

Free Pitch-In garbage bags are available at Tim Horton’s locations across the city and will be available from April 17-28.

Bags can also be picked up in advance on weekdays from April 12-29, either downtown at the Sustainable Kingston office located in Suite #201 – 303 Bagot St. or in the West End at the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association, located at 720 Arlington Park Place during business hours.

Let’s “Pitch-In” as a community this spring by giving Kingston’s outdoor spaces a little TLC.

Release: Sustainable Kingston via  City of Kingston