The Municipality of Meaford is proud to be hosting its first annual Earth Week (EW)! activities in April 2014.  The week will begin with the annual spring clean-up at Memorial Park, Sunday, April 20th, in partnership with the Friends of Memorial Park and end with a Reuse Fair on Saturday, April 26th at the Meaford and St. Vincent (MSV) Community Centre with some interesting activities in between!

Local volunteers have teamed up with the Municipality of Meaford to move Earth Week plans forward to make Earth Week a dynamic event with positive, long term results. Our community has already embraced local actions that support a healthy earth. Witness the large turnout at the 2013 spring clean-up of Memorial Park and a municipal government which has enshrined environmental directives into its Official Plan. These are all actions that enhance the odds of leaving a livable community for our children and grandchildren.

Working towards zero waste is a strategy that is being  accepted as a smart and sustainable option. The Municipality of Meaford rose to this challenge in 2011 and was number 1 in waste reduction and diversion in Ontario. The Reuse Fair on Saturday April 26th is the perfect vehicle to further build upon our municipality’s success.

 

Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

  • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team for example Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a used push-by-hand lawn mower.
  • Wish list order forms will be available on www.meaford.ca website, at the Meaford Library, Museum, MSV Community Centre. Meaford Hall and rural halls or by calling Lindy at 519-538-0167 or Jane at 519-538-2995.
  • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 1, 2014.
  • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. donors bring wished for items to the SVM Community Centre.
  • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

 

Come join us for Meaford‘s first annual Earth Week and Reuse Fair!  April 20th to 26th.

Want to lend a hand with Earth Week? Give us a call.

 

Watch traditional and social media outlets for upcoming details. Like us on Facebook: Community Services Meaford, and the Municipality of Meaford website www.meaford.ca.

 

For more information:

Amber Knott  Supervisor, Recreation Programs & Harbour Services

Municipality of Meaford

519-538-1060 ext. 1200

aknott@meaford.ca

 

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