Sierra Club Canada, one of the oldest and most established environmental organizations in Canada, wants your help to promote an important community service opportunity during February - May 2010. Attached is an e-poster with further information. Visit www.sierraclub.ca/bintalkottawa for complete information.
Below are some more details:
Sierra Club Canada is assisting the City of Ottawa with the education and promotion of the new Green Bin Program.
Be an environmental leader, give a "Bin Talk."
The collection of food scraps is the next logical step in our waste diversion efforts and a critical step in our efforts to mitigate climate change. Food scraps buried in a landfill produce large amounts of methane, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) now believed to be 70-100 times more potent, by volume, than CO2. As such, generating and maintaining public participation in Ottawa's new Green Bin Program is of the utmost importance.
Sierra Club Canada will be recruiting, training, and motivating volunteers in Ottawa to give short 5-10 minute presentations at amongst other locations; schools, their places of work and worship and to the many many clubs and organizations to which they belong all within their local area.
This is an excellent opportunity for people to practice their public speaking and presentation skills. In addition, high school students can earn community service hours and educate their fellow students, teachers, and the broader community at large on the benefits and ease of the Green Bin.
By visiting our website (www.sierraclub.ca/bintalkottawa
), each volunteer will have access to all the materials necessary in order to give a successful Bin Talk. Presenters will then have the benefit of being able to practice on their own schedule and the flexibility to arrange to lead their own Bin Talks. The aim is make each "Bin Talk" as customizable as possible to the needs of the individual presenter.
To sign up or to learn more, contact us either by phone at: 613-241-4611 ext. 235 or by email at wastediversion[at]sierraclub.ca.Cheers,