2016 was a super busy year for NEAT! We’ve compiled a handful of photos of some of the things we did this year.
Making reusable bags out of last year’s Carnival shirts!
#Reduce #Reuse #Recycle
This year’s Farmer’s Market quest was a pRRRdy Pirate adventure.
Canning and compost outreach for pRRRdy in Dawson Creek.
Students in School District 59 examine a teaching hive at a Destination Conservation day.
NEAT created reused bird feeders as part of Fort St John Home Hardware and Building Centre’s green house grand opening!
Thanks to HIP Peace Produce and the Peace River Regional District, we partnered up to offer a fully credited professional development opportunity in Bear Flats.
Smashing Pumpkins haven’t released an album in years, but this event is always a hit! Halloween pumpkins are tossed off the scissor lift and collected for composting. Now that’s a win/win.
NEAT worked with the City of Dawson Creek’s Watershed Coordinator to offer an interactive session for SD59 students participating in the annual science fair.
PRRD Area B Director Goodings speaks with residents at the Pink Mountain Open House.
NEAT Communications Coordinator Tammy Hrab accepts the 2016 Waste Reduction Week Proclamation from Fort St John City Council.
Residents try and clean rubber ducks caught in our cooking oil spill. This task, beside being harder than it looks, illustrates how careful we need to be with oil products. It only takes a drop of oil to contaminate a million litres of water.
NEAT provided education on the incoming curbside recycling program for residents of Pouce Coupe in 2016.
Spectra employees and community volunteers help process hundreds of jars of apple sauce out of the donated apples for the Community Can.
North Peace Savings and Credit Union staff along with NEAT Executive Director Dzengo Mzengeza present the 2016 Community Can donation to Sheldon Feener of the Fort St John Salvation Army.
North Peace Savings and Credit Union CEO Mitchel Chilcott and NEAT Executive Director Dzengo Mzengeza present the 2016 Community Can donation to Women’s Resources Society in Fort St. John.
Volunteers in Dawson Creek prep food donated by the Dawson Creek Co-op for their first ever Community Can
Peaches and cucumbers prepared for canning at the Dawson Creek Community Can.
Learn to Can participants work on jarring their first batch of saskatoon berry jam.
Students from Alwin Holland Elementary ride the bus to the North Peace Landfill to explore what happens to your garbage once it leaves your house.
A class at North Peace Secondary School explore the idea of food security in their local community. This class was sponsored by Urban Systems and offered in partnership with Northern Health and Women’s Resources Society.
Food being harvested from beds planted by our Food Secure Kids. All of the food harvested over the summer was donated to the local food bank.
Urban Systems and community volunteers help build garden beds for Duncan Cran’s Food Secure Kids program. Urban Systems has built more than 70 garden beds in Fort St John over the past two years. Without their help, this program would not be able to offer students the chance to learn in their own garden spaces.
A special thank you to Pembina Pipeline who sponsored Duncan Cran’s program.
Students at Upper Halfway Elementary prepare their school garden for planting. A special thanks to the PRRD Rural Directors who sponsored Upper Halfway’s Food Secure Kids program.
Students are filling their new garden beds with plants they grew in their classrooms.
Urban Systems has built more than 70 garden beds in Fort St John over the past two years. Without their help, this program would not be able to offer students the chance to learn in their own garden spaces. A special thanks to Pembina Pipeline for sponsoring the Robert Ogilve program.
Kindergarten students at Ecole Central School explore the parts of a seed using magnifying glasses and soaked bean seeds as part of the Food Secure Kids program.
Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment and for supporting Central’s participation.
Local market gardener Sage Birley was an engaging and exciting special guest for Food Secure Kids’ classes in Fort St John. He provided a first hand narrative of the importance of farming, as well as, a glimpse of how hard it really is!
A pRRRdy-NEAT partnership that includes the City of Fort St John, our annual yard waste collections are increasing in demand as more residents want to keep organics out of the landfill.