Regina Proclaims Second Annual Circular Economy Month
Mayor Sandra Masters has proclaimed October as Circular Economy Month, a public awareness campaign that focuses on educating residents about the benefits of a sustainable, circular economy.
The term circular economy refers to a system that prioritizes the reduction of raw materials during the production of goods, maximizes the value and lifespan of those goods and improves services and products to reduce or eliminate waste.
“The City of Regina is committed to becoming a renewable, net-zero city by 2050,” said Kurtis Doney, Acting Executive Director of Citizen Services. “The Energy & Sustainability Framework outlines a low-carbon pathway to ensure a sustainable future for our community.”
“The new food and yard waste service is a great example of how the City of Regina is reducing waste” said Janet Aird, Acting Director of Water, Waste & Environment. “Rolled out in September this year, the food and yard waste service collects all food waste as well as leaves, grass clippings and other yard and garden waste to turn it into compost that is given back to residents for use in their gardens.”
Regina’s Energy & Sustainability Framework identifies seven “Big Moves” to help us become a renewable, net zero city by 2050. One of those “Big Moves” is low emissions vehicles, like the electric service vehicle that Regina Fire & Protective Services (RFPS) will take delivery of this year. As one of their highest mileage vehicles, the service vehicle will be RFPS’ first electric vehicle in their fleet.
To learn more about how your family can make big moves to keep Regina vibrant and environmentally sustainable, and to participate in the circular economy, visit Regina.ca/renewable