Posted November 1, 2019 by BSc in Environmental Science Students
Hey, friends of Environment and Sustainability! It’s been almost 8 months that my team and I have been putting our heart and soul into this project and we thought it was time to share what we’ve been up to. Our project was developed to create a strategy to reduce the volume of dog waste entering the Hartland Landfill by finding a sustainable alternative for disposal.
For those of us with an environmental focus in our careers or volunteer passions, we face different types of resistance. We've all heard the excuses about why a project can't move ahead - because of a lack of funding or resourcing issues. The Recycling Council of Alberta looked at this as an opportunity to study and share how an activity like recycling can grow the economy. It found overwhelming evidence that with an effort to increase and diversify recycling programs the province could double the economic value and jobs.
My name is Natalie Hanke and I am working towards my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice with Royal Roads. This program has encouraged me to support and find new ways to transition our economy into one where economic growth does not equal environmental degradation.