The province’s second-biggest community has joined St. John’s and more than 70 other municipalities Canada-wide in acknowledging its residents’ right to clean air, water and soil.
The NL capital joins Blue Dot movement and becomes first municipality east of Quebec to recognize its residents’ right to clean air, water and soil.
As the Blue Dot movement sweeps across Canada, a group of Mount Pearl youth are preparing to ask their city to be the first in NL to declare its residents have the right to a healthy environment. According to a St. John’s city councillor, the capital city is not far behind.
Enlisting help from across Canada could move protected areas agenda forward
The renowned Canadian scientist and activist speaks with The Independent in advance of what could be his final national tour, which begins tonight in St. John’s
The pride and realities from a region you probably don’t know enough about
“When we don’t tie ourselves to the bigger-is-better mindset and instead be the innovative beasts we are, a world of possibility opens up. The magic is that this is already happening.”
For the second year in a row, schools in Newfoundland and Labrador have led the Canada in the national Recycle My Cell School Challenge. The Recycle My Cell Challenge was launched in partnership with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) this past October as part of the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Waste Reduction Week campaign, and the winner this year was Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook, which took the trophy both provincially and nationally. Approximately 96 per cent of the materials in an average cell phone are recyclable, but only seven per cent are currently recycled. The cell phones collected as part of this challenge will be dismantled and the materials will be used to produce new mobile devices and a variety of other items. In related news, you don’t have to be a student to recycle your cell phone – and in fact you can recycle…