I got myself involved in organising the town’s Earth Day events this year … and it has gone very successfully. We based ourselves in the Red barn near the lakeshore, the sun shone, free trees given away by the town for gardens got people out (lines were forming shortly after 8:30am to claim the best) in droves. There were information tables from local environmental and conservation groups such as Bird Protection Quebec, the Garden at Fritz, the Green Coalition and several others and well attended illustrated talks were given on home composting, native trees and wildlife in the town. At the end there was an official launch of the town’s new programme for collecting green waste and diverting it from the landfill (another initiative that has involved me as chair of the environment committee).

Very successful – and the sun shone too.

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