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Environment Week

Happy Environment Week, Lethbridge! Environment Week is a national event taking place this year from May 31 to June 5, 2021. Celebrate with us and show your love for the environment. Here is what's happening in Lethbridge this year:

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Give Away Alert:  Family-Friendly Activity Bags!

This free and fun activity bag has contributions from the Waste Recycling Utility, Environment Lethbridge and the Helen Schuler Nature Centre! Your activity bag will include the new Buzz the Sustaina Bee activity book, a Beeswax Wrap Kit (enough to make one snack size bees wax wrap), Reusable produce bag, a Pin (with an Environment related saying), “Remember your reusable items” door hanger, Bee bingo activity page and a bee or butterfly temporary tattoo and a Gardening for Pollinators info.  All these items will be in a reusable shopping bag.

How to get your Activity Bag: 

Where: The activity bags will be available by request at both the Main and Crossing Branches of the Lethbridge Library.

When: Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5. While supplies last.   

How:  Visit either the Crossings or Main Library Branch and call the Curbside Pick-Up number and request your activity bag.  



Virtual Lunch & Learn - What happens to your recycling when it gets to the MRF (Material Recovery Facility)


When: Thursday June 3, at Noon

Cost: Free! Registration required - Click here.

Want to know what happens to your blue cart recycling when it gets to the MRF (Material Recovery Facility)? Join Steve Rozee, Waste and Recycling Centre Manager for a virtual MRF tour and Q&A .  



Lighting City Hall 

City Hall will glow green and blue on the evening of June 5 to celebrate Environment Week!



Check out the City of Lethbridge FacebookTwitter or Instagram for more Environment Week 2021 updates and info!

 

Environment Lethbridge

From exploring Lethbridge with an Environment Week Scavenger Hunt to taking the Food Sustainability Challenge to taking the first step to reducing your food waste with Household Waste Audit template, Environment Lethbridge has tons of fun virtual events and activities to participate in this year! Click here for the full event listings.


Doing Your Part for the Environment


Cut Down on Waste

Reducing single use items, stopping food waste, re-thinking your shopping habits, reusing or repairing items are all great ways to cut down on the waste you generate. Click here for more waste reduction tips, tricks and resources.


Start a Backyard Compost

Did you know, nearly half of all the garbage we throw away in Lethbridge could be turned into compost? Reduce your waste and carbon footprint while producing a natural fertilizer for your lawn or garden! Click here to get your composter today.


Skip The Bags & Try out Grasscycling

Do you mulch your grass clippings? Next time you mow your grass, leave the clippings on the lawn. This will save you time and money while reducing waste and keeping your grass healthy. Click here for more tips on how to skip the bags when you mow.



Corporate Sustainability

The City of Lethbridge is committed to reducing waste, energy usage and fuel consumption, as well as protecting and conserving water, land and our natural ecosystems. Click here to find out more about our Corporate Sustainability initiatives.



For more information

Online: Submit a service request

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)

Address:  City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6