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Zero Waste at our Grand Council & Treaty Gathering – Lake Manitoba

August 26, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory – The First Nation in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) Grand Council & Treaty Gathering on 27/28 August in Lake Manitoba will continue to be Zero Waste! What is “zero waste” and why is it important to gather this way? First of all, our Anishinaabe way of life was to carry in what you need and carry it out without any garbage left on the land. Second, the disposable way of life has had huge impacts on the land, water, animals and plants. We must change the way we meet and gather.

Zero waste is the action that eliminates disposal garbage that can be replaced with items that can be reused over and over again.  One piece of Styrofoam takes up to 450 years to decompose…wow. Same for disposal plastic. Imagine the amount of garbage that comes from one meeting and the legacy it leaves behind for the generations that are being born and those yet to come. Imagine the impact to our natural world?

For these reasons the FNT2T is moving toward full zero-waste action and we started in at the first “All Council Assembly” by distributing 100 Zero-waste bundles to all Council members. The message being: Carry your bundle with you, promote the wellness of the land by your individual action.  In those bundles contained: reusable plate, bowl, tumbler, utensils in a little carry bag. This bundle eliminates disposable waste.

Zero waste bundles leave no disposable garbage behind by not bringing any in. We must all do our part. Bring in your bundles as there will be no disposable plates, cups, bowls available for you to use. Be prepared and see you there.

Last modified: August 26, 2019

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