Create A Zero Waste Kit for Park Events

October 6, 2021

Minaz Asani

There is a joyous feeling seeking family celebrations, important milestones and casual connections happen in parks. However, as park events wind down take-out containers, decorations, water bottles, streamers and cans are all left behind, often overflowing waste bins.

As we’ve seen these scenes repeated over the summer months, it became clear that we need a better plan to manage waste in parks. How can we help bolster connect green spaces to the incredible shifts we need to make to preserve the planet.

Park People developed a Zero Waste program to help community park groups host low-waste events in parks, with an emphasis on Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. The goal of the program is to make less waste mean more for community park groups and park enthusiasts.

As a core part of the program, we developed Zero Waste Park Kit for community park group-hosted events. It’s an approach we hope you’ll replicate in your community.

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