Author Archives: Nicole Watt

About Nicole Watt

Hi! I am the GreenCart Program Coordinator. I have introduced the GreenCart program in Halton Region, and am continuing to work on implementing the GreenCart program into publicly-funded schools, townhouse complexes and apartment buildings.

Fore! Look out, the 2013 RBC Canadian Open is going green!

This year, from July 22 to 28, Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville will be hosting the 104th Canadian Open golf tournament. This week long tournament showcases the abilities of over 26 amateur and professional Canadian and international golfers.  It … Continue reading

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It’s easier to clean our hands than to clean our compost

This is a call out to residents to ensure we are all treating the GreenCart with the respect it deserves.  Many residents are unaware that the material you throw in your GreenCart is being turned into beautiful compost.  This compost … Continue reading

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Our furry friends and “their business”

It is estimated that there is approximately 4.5 million licensed cats in Canada, with many households owning multiple pets. Most cats become a part of the family. These furry companions bring us much love, but just like dogs, bring us … Continue reading

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Travelogue – Recycling in Africa

You usually travel to the other side of the world, looking for a break from your regular routines and a chance to experience how others live. As someone who works in the waste management profession, I sometimes find it hard … Continue reading

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Make environmental choices when “back to school” shopping

Time for back to school!  I visit Staples for some some environmentally friendly options for “back to school” supplies.

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Enjoy and protect nature when camping this summer

I love camping: getting the family together, sleeping in tents, swimming, riding my bike, sitting around a campfire making s’mores — the list goes on! Literally, camping has been something I’ve done since I was six months old.  Every year, we … Continue reading

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A Compost Recipe – It’s Like Baking a Cake!

I’m sure everyone has that one recipe that is passed down through the generations. The recipe that has been perfected over the years; that we all know, if you miss just one step, the entire recipe is shot! It’s funny, … Continue reading

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Garbage Sky High on Mount Everest

I stood on top of the world — or so I thought! In 2010, I stopped in Zermatt, Switzerland to stand on top of the highest point in Europe you can access via a mountain lift.  At 3,883 meters above … Continue reading

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10 Environmental New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again.  Christmas has come and gone; the dinners are over but definitely not forgotten. We’re all complaining about those few extra pounds the holidays brought us.  For many of us, it’s time for New … Continue reading

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Composting is good but wasting less food is better!

Let’s face it, we’ve all done it, we’ve let the broccoli, strawberries, and bread, go bad. Luckily for Halton residents, we have the GreenCart program that accepts those food items and more we’ve so easily let expire. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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