Planning a Zero-Waste Event in Your Park

October 6, 2021

Kai Zhou

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the increasing importance of city parks. Entering into the warm spring months of 2021, residents across the city flocked to their neighbourhood parks as the primary meeting spot to socialize, keep active, and uplift their spirits. 

This summer, Park People’s Sparking Change program worked with equity-seeking community groups to help address the need for resilient, clean, safe, and equitable experiences in green spaces across Toronto. In a number of parks, we also focused on the ambitious goal of decreasing the waste output produced through park programming. With our collective growing consciousness of climate change and environmental degradation, we all need to take every step possible to mitigate waste in parks and protect our city’s valuable green spaces

Park People has prepared this planning guide to assist you in delivering zero-waste park programming.


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