NEAT is looking for a passionate, community minded individual to work in our Dawson Creek location. For more information, review the job description.
The deadline for applications is May 8th. We look forward to hearing from you!
Joining the NEAT team as a Volunteer is a great way to get involved and support green initiatives throughout Northern B.C.
70% of landfilled waste could be either reused or recycled
5 PET bottles yield enough fiber for an XL T-shirt
Only 1% of treated water is used for drinking or cooking
16% of Canada’s CO2 emissions are from household energy use
Idling a car for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine
A 500ml plastic water bottle requires 1500ml of water to produce
Heating costs increase 5% for every degree the thermostat is set above 20o
2 lbs of “red wiggler worms” can eat 1 lb of food waste a day
Nearly a third of household waste can be composted
Only .01% of Earth’s water is fresh, available drinking water
5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America
Only 5-8% of the energy used by incandescent light bulbs is for light
Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags a week
8.7 plastic bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car 1km
You can clean almost anything with vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and water!
98 tonnes of various resources are used to make 1 tonne of paper
$1 out of every $11 you spend is to pay for packaging
25% of cosmetic costs go toward packaging
Keeping showers under 5 minutes/day can save up to 4,000L of water/month
Cell phones are replaced every 18 months on average, and less than 5% are recycled
Used lead-acid batteries can be almost entirely recycled
90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine is used to heat the water
A full bus can take 40 to 60 cars off the road
Eating vegetarian will save over one hectare of land/tonne of food
The average North American meal travels 2,400km to get to your plate
Except in extreme cold, even diesel engines only need 0-30 seconds to “warm up"
Grasscycling can reduce fertilizer requirements by as much as 30%
Canadians use more than 1.6 billion disposable coffee cups a year
Across Canada, it costs more than $1.5 billion peryear to dispose of garbage.
80% of our solid waste in Canada is still going to landfills.
1lb of newspaper can be recycled to make 6 cereal boxes, 6 egg cartons, or 2,000 sheets of writing paper.
A great way to get involved and support green initiatives in Northern B.C.
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A great way to get involved and support green initiatives throughout Northern B.C.