Green 365 Spring Cleaning Campaign Underway

Apr 02, 2014

Victoria, BC– Today, the Capital Regional District launched a new outreach campaign in support of “Green 365”, a multi-themed campaign promoting year-round sustainable living both inside and outside the home.

“Green 365 Spring Cleaning” will run from April 2 until June, promoting green behaviours that apply when tackling spring cleaning within your home. The campaign will teach residents how to deal with unwanted household items, properly dispose of expired or unused medications, safely dispose of household hazardous waste and create environmentally-friendly cleaners.

“We want to provide residents with useful knowledge when cleaning their garages, bathrooms and around their homes to ensure items are properly and safely disposed of,” said Nils Jensen, chair of the CRD’s Environmental Services Committee. “Green 365 will be an excellent resource to help contribute to environmental stewardship in our region.”

“Green 365 Spring Cleaning,” will offer residents weekly spring cleaning tips. Search #Green365 on Twitter or visit www.crd.bc.ca/green365 for tips and to find out where to visit the CRD outreach team to pledge for a complimentary spray bottle. As well, be sure to enter the photo contest that will give away weekly prizes for eight weeks and a grand prize at the end. In exchange for submitting photos showing green spring cleaning activities, residents will be entered into a weekly draw for a green cleaning supply kit from Balance Home Cleaning. The grand prize winner, who will be selected from all of the entries, will receive a gift certificate to Balance Home Cleaning, valued at $1,000.

Following the spring cleaning theme, on May 24, the CRD will be co-hosting with Fairfield Gonzales community association a community garage sale from 9am-3pm at St. Matthias Church. Come on down and practice the 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents will also learn how to properly and safely dispose of materials and discover useful green cleaning tips and recipes. An eco-cleaning prize will be drawn on the hour.

 “Green 365 Spring Cleaning” is proudly supported by: CFAX 1070, KOOL FM, Balance Home Cleaning and The Times Colonist.

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Monique Booth, Supervisor Education and Communication
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