Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service


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The ‘Power of R’ is an educational program that focuses on waste reduction (rethink, refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle).

The Power of R waste reduction educators are experienced at tailoring presentations to the age and knowledge level of participants.

CSWM Power of R

These presentations are offered free of charge, to classrooms of all ages or community groups in both the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Strathcona Regional District (SRD).

'The Power of R' includes a wide variety of classroom workshops that are designed to be stand-alone or in a series that work in conjunction over a school year or from year-to-year. The information and delivery formats of the program are continually re-worked to engage different learning styles and stay current with emerging issues.

Sessions can be booked at any time of year and can be linked into all subject areas and seasonal topics such as greening your holiday season or starting a ‘waste-free’ year. Teachers will appreciate the series, which is curriculum-linked and developed by a knowledgeable educator who creates memorable interactive experiences for their students.

The workshops encourage students to consider their everyday choices and how they have an impact on our world.


For more information, check out our biographies of our educators: Gayle and Luisa.




CVRD website