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Citizens of Vancouver Island's west coast are asking all overnight vehicle and tent campers to make a reservation at an authorized campground before arriving on the West Coast.
The ACRD receives a 2022 Emergency Support Services grant from the Union of BC Municipalities

Waste Management Education

waste chart The ACRD is pleased to present engaging and interactive workshops on waste in the region. Contact our education programs coordinator at recycling@acrd.bc.ca to set up your workshop covering the "Story of Waste in the ACRD Region". Find out:

  • How much waste
  • Where does it go
  • What are the challenges
  • What are the solutions
  • How waste management is governed in BC
  • How can each person make a difference

School programs
School workshops are designed to be in-line with the BC Curriculum Big Ideas and cross-curricular competencies for all grades. They are interactive and include:
  • The link between consumption and waste
  • Place-based learning (local ecological, historical and social connections)
  • Project-based learning if appropriate (e.g. stewardship initiatives or support for sustainable school projects)
  • Creative ideas for personal change
  • Recycle BC Colouring Book suitable for K-4

Community programs
  • Suitable for audiences of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult, indoors or outdoors
  • Relevant to local issues yet in the context of the big picture
  • Inspiring, promote concrete ideas for making a personal difference.

Train the trainer model
Resources and training can be arranged for your in-house trainers (e.g. First Nation communities, businesses, apartment buildings etc.)