Author Archives: Nicole Meek

About Nicole Meek

Position: Waste Management Program Coordinator Passion: collaborating with my colleagues in projects that require team effort. Strange Obsession: Excel spreadsheets, I always find an excuse to whip one up! At Home: I love being active, running/walking my dog, biking with my husband, or participating in various exercise regimes.

Preparing for baby

I am not a consumer. My husband and I modestly pride ourselves on being minimalists. Don’t get me wrong, I do like getting something new (or new to me) once in a while, but I definitely don’t desire the latest … Continue reading

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Women in Waste: Laura Shippen – building a strong career path

In the first segment of our Women In Waste series, we looked at an influential woman in an unconventional career at our Halton Waste Management Site. In this blog I interviewed a young woman who started her career path early … Continue reading

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Women in Waste Management: Sherry Brotherston

Who in your household is in charge of how your waste is managed? While bringing the recycling to the curb may be the kids’ job, studies have shown that the female head of the household is usually the one in … Continue reading

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True or False: Batteries should not go in the garbage?

That was a trivia question I asked several grade five groups at the Halton Children’s Water Festival. Believe it or not, about half of them said true and the other half said false! The answer is TRUE! Batteries should absolutely … Continue reading

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Cheers to a 3Rs Community Champion: The Carafe Wine Makers (Georgetown)

What does a full-bodied Shiraz with a hint of cassis and saving the planet have in common? Carafe Wine Makers in Georgetown of course! Owners Don and Catherine Jones have committed themselves to a great business with an extremely strong … Continue reading

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Recycling History in Halton: Citizens Who Led the Way

For many of us, we cannot remember life without the Blue Box. Recycling is second nature to us now, but there once was a time in Halton, and throughout Ontario, that environmentally-aware residents had to go that extra mile to … Continue reading

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Making Recycling Easy at Your Christmas Holiday Party

Check out our 2 minute 20 second video about making recycling and composting easy for guests at your upcoming Christmas holiday party!

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A Buy Nothing Day Challenge

November 25, 2011 is Buy Nothing Day (BND) in North America. What is BND you may ask? BND was created in Vancouver in 1992 by Ted Dave, a social critic and media activist, as a time for all of us … Continue reading

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Take Action with Waste Reduction Week – October 17 to 23, 2011

Not to be confused with Earth Day in April, Waste Reduction Week(WRW) is a national event recognized during the third week in October and is coordinated by non-profit organizations and recycling councils from across the country.  The representative council in Ontario is … Continue reading

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