New Year – Let’s Talk Trash , January 27, 2022

It’s a new year and time to approach our consumption and waste habits with a view to making shifts that are healthy for us and the planet.

To Register CLICK HERE

How do we actually proactively and mindfully reduce our WASTE?  The amount that goes to landfill is tragic.

We’ll start off with a video on how we are all leaders and can step into action simply and easily.

Our guest speaker is Sonam Bajwa, a Solid Waste Planner with the City of Nanaimo.   She  is involved in their innovative, waste reduction, circular economy approach to waste management.  Sonam will share Nanaimo’s story on how they turned their landfill problem into a thriving marketplace, their successes, challenges and what’s next.

We will hear from some local businesses and a Collingwood resident about how they are sifting, sorting and adapting what we do with stuff we no longer need or use.

And finally, our Consumption & Waste Team lead, Mary Jo McArthur-Scott is going to take us on a deep dive into her garbage.

Lots of time for questions, answers and how to take simple steps to make a difference!




CCAT Voices in Partnership with POW: Spirit of the Peaks – February 10, 2022

This month we have partnered with Protect our Winters to discuss the film: Spirit of the Peaks

“Spirit of the Peaks” is a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds. For Hunkpapa Lakota skier Connor Ryan, skiing in Ute Territory has always raised questions about being in reciprocity with the land and its people. As a skier who connects with the land through sport, he empathizes with the injustices that have displaced the Utes and ongoing colonization, erasure and extraction impacting the Ute people. This story connects conflicted pasts to an awakening in cultural awareness that can create an equitable future for Indigenous people and skiers. The film was produced in partnership with REI Co-op Studios, Wondercamp and NativesOutdoors with additional support from Salomon, Peak Design and Protect Our Winters.

Watch the film in advance (about 40 minutes in length).   Then register and join us in conversation on the 10th of February at 7pm.