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Earth Day Celebrations at RRC

April 7, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day – a worldwide event to celebrate our planetary home and to show our support for a healthy, sustainable environment. At the RRC Sustainability Office, we think that this celebration is so momentous that we’re stretching our Earth Day Celebrations over an entire week! Join us!

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Phoenix Recycling Facility

Piles of aluminum cans ready for recycling

Phoenix Recycling Facility

Tuesday, April 18th | 10:30AM – 12:30PM

RRC sends approximately 100 tonnes of materials for recycling annually – but where does it go? Find out what happens to your Pepsi bottle or why you can’t recycle Tim Hortons coffee cups by joining us for a fascinating tour of Phoenix Recycling (the facility that processes all of RRC’s recyclables). Snacks and transportation provided (from NDC and EDC).

Space is limited, please register here.

Fair Trade Café (and e-Waste Drive*)

Wednesday April 19th | 9:30AM – 11:30AM | NDC Library Hallway

Students posing at a Fair Trade Campus Week event in 2016.

We’re working our way to becoming Manitoba’s first Fair Trade Campus.

Free fairtrade coffee, tea, and treats!

Have your say! To become Manitoba’s first Fair Trade Campus, we need your help selecting fairtrade teas to serve on campus. Sample a variety of ethically-sourced teas, vote for your favourite, and enter to win a prize!

Volunteers will also be on hand to accept your e-waste from home or work for recycling*. A list of acceptable items can be found here. If you’re not sure if something is acceptable, contact us to find out.

­­­­7th Annual State of Sustainability

Friday April 21st | 12PM – 1PM | eTV Studio (GM22, North Gym Hallway)

It’s been a busy year! Come for (a free) lunch and learn about the College’s sustainability achievements over the past year. You’ll also be the first to hear about exciting projects coming down the pipe.

­e-Waste Drive* from Home and Work

Piles of electronic waste ready to be picked up for recycling.

E-Waste ready for recycling

ALL WEEK | Shipping and Receiving at NDC and Roblin Centre

Springtime means spring cleaning. Now’s the time to securely dispose of electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Allowable items include: computers and computer equipment, printers, stereos, speakers, cellphones, microwave ovens (for a complete list click here, or contact us).

Please note: College assets must be accepted by someone at Shipping and Receiving to ensure they’re disposed of properly.

* Please ensure that private data is removed prior to dropping off personal equipment that may contain confidential information. Red River College and Powerland do not accept liability for data or any other digital content left on your device.

Some other events you may find interesting include:

The Greenspace Horticulture Plant Sale and BBQ is on Thursday, April 20 from 11am – 1pm.

The Downtown BIZ is hosting a Downtown clean up: Team Up to Green Up on Friday, April 21. Sign up as a team to help clean up downtown and win prizes!

FortWhyte Alive has a full day of family activities planned for Earth Day on Sunday, April 23. Admissions is free all day.