Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has voted to renew the outreach and education services agreement with the Victoria Compost and Conservation Education Society (VCCES) to December 31, 2019.
The VCCES is a local non-profit organization, operating as the Victoria Compost Education Centre that provides specialized key organic waste reduction education and outreach services under contract to the CRD for over 20 years. Through its programs on composting, local organic food production, soil and water conservation, growing your own food and rainwater harvesting, the VCCES currently provides a wide range of integrated education programs.
By renewing the Outreach and Education Services Agreement with the VCCES, the CRD is ensuring that continued resources are dedicated to this local non-profit that has been working with our communities and engaging residents for decades.
“The CRD highly values our partnership with the VCCES and supports the work they do to make our region more sustainable. Their programs, including school workshops, compost resources and community education and outreach, are aligned with a number of CRD priorities, including climate change, integrated waste management, food security and ecosystem health,” said CRD Board Chair Barbara Desjardins.
The VCCES has supported CRD waste reduction and diversion goals for more than 20 years and has been instrumental in implementing the CRD organics management strategy, including backyard composting, the yard and garden material landfill ban and, most recently, the kitchen scraps landfill ban.
Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.
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