Community Gathering to Support Circular Economy
This week, October 24 to 30, the City recognizes the fourth week of Circular Economy Month, during which we focus on the social and economic benefits of a circular economy. Such benefits include job and skills creation, economic savings, driving the local economy, and increased community engagement.
This Sunday, October 30, more than a dozen community and sustainability groups will gather at the mâmawêyatitân centre to share knowledge and how they are working to support our community goal of becoming a renewable, net-zero community by 2050.
“We are excited to support this Community Gathering for Sustainability,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director, Citizen Services. “We know there is great sustainability work underway in our city, and that we cannot achieve net-zero on our own. We are excited to shine the light on sustainability leaders within our community and discuss opportunities to work together.”
The City of Regina is pleased to partner with The Council of Canadians, EnviroCollective Network, The Regina Energy Transition Group, and the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation to hold the Community Gathering for Sustainability. Regina’s Energy & Sustainability Framework outlines a path to become net-zero by 2050 but it depends on collective and community action to reach this goal.
“Climate change can be overwhelming for many folks, but it starts with ‘what can I do’,” says Rob Deglau, Chair EnviroCollective. “The Gathering for Community Sustainability is a great way for citizens to learn about the little things they can do that contribute to net zero. This event is an exciting opportunity for residents to meet and chat with the people and groups working towards making Regina a sustainable city.”
“Together, we do more than just talk about a Renewable Regina,” says Sophia Young, The Regina Energy Transition Group. “We continue to learn and practice sustainability through community involvement, action and policy. Through events like this, we can build a better world.”
The Community Gathering for Sustainability is open to the public. Come discover what local initiatives are already underway in Regina to support our goal of net-zero 2050 and learn more about improving the sustainability of our own daily lives.
Community Gathering for Sustainability
Sunday, October 30, 2022
mâmawêyatitân centre, 3355 6th Avenue
1 – 4 p.m.