Face-off to divert organic waste begins on Earth Day
Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 18, 2016 — The inaugural Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge begins this Friday in celebration of Earth Day, and concludes on May 7, the final day of International Compost Awareness Week. The two-week Challenge, hosted by Green Action Centre’s new social enterprise, is a friendly waste-reduction competition for businesses and organizations in the downtown area.
By the end of the Challenge, Compost Winnipeg’s goal is to reach 15,000 pounds of organic waste diverted from the landfill since their start-up in August. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day and International Compost Awareness Week,” says Compost Winnipeg’s Project Manager Kelly Kuryk. “I am a compost enthusiast and I wanted to do something to put composting in a positive light.”
Vanessa Stachiw, owner of Little Sister Coffee Maker in Osborne Village, shares Kuryk’s enthusiasm for composting. “Many of our staff compost at hom...