Today, we’re celebrating Earth Day – and in a time where our society has had to completely restructure and reimagine the world of work and how we relate to one another, something amazing has started happening.
Venice’s canals have cleared, and air pollution is down in major cities around the world, including Vancouver. The Earth is taking a moment of reprieve to breathe, recalibrate, recover.
This Earth Day, we are celebrating the movements that have happened in the last 12 months, including the climate strikes that happened around the world including right here in Vancouver.
We’re also celebrating the tireless work of Vancouver binners, and waste-pickers around the world who do the gritty work of separating and sorting recyclable materials sometimes for little to no pay.
Our social enterprise programs were designed to provide binners with fair and reliable income opportunities, and although they may have halted, binners are more resilient than ever. They have been heading to your back alleys to pick up the bottles and cans you have been leaving out for them. To those of you who have been helping them in this regard – thank you. It has not gone unnoticed.
Please consider supporting local binners by continuing to leave out your bottles and cans and purchasing a Binners’ Hook.
Director, Binners’ Project
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