Thursday, November 29th, 7:00pm

With recent reports by the IPCC confirming that climate change is impacting the health and food security of our planet even more dramatically than previous expected, now more than ever we need to make changes to reduce our waste, especially single use plastics.

When you look through your trash, you’ll probably find discards that could be recycled, reused or repurposed or could have been avoided all together. Learn how to reprioritize your shopping habits and reduce the amount of clutter and excessive packaging or goods you bring into your home in the first place. We’ll be focused on local Victoria Area resources, associations, even shops that will support you when you purchase your basic needs without packaging.

• Learn what happens to the trash and recycling in the Capital Regional District and how it’s impacting our surrounding environment as well as our local taxes.

•Get tips and advice on how to start cutting down on the waste produced in your household.

•We’ll talk about building positive habits, making simple swaps that aren’t stressful, saving money by looking for reusable items instead of single use disposable one.

•Learn which local businesses to go to shop package free and which restaurants will put take out orders into your own containers.

•The workshop will include some hands on activities to make items participants will get to take home as well as a follow up email notes that include points from the presentation, links to references and recommended reading and recipes.

Limited seating. Must register in advance. $25 each. Visit EventBrite to register on line or save the $1.60 EventBrite fee by purchasing your ticket in store or by phone 250-385-6829.

All participants receive a 10% discount off purchases made an hour before or following the workshop.