The town of Okotoks is known as a town that encourages community members to shift to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. One program they’ve created is on conservation awareness in their community—the Conservation Educator Program. This campaign aims to educate the people of Okotoks on how they could help in conserving water and energy and, at the same time, inform them about proper waste management.
During the months of May to September, five conservation educators will be present in summer events to spread awareness about their campaign and will also be doing door-to-door visits to approximately 1,000 households and 100 businesses to inform the whole community on water and energy conservation and waste management. This is also an opportunity for the residents of Okotoks to air out their opinions and to get their feedback about the initiatives taken by the town in terms of sustainability.
Household visits will tackle topics on how residents can help in the town’s conservation efforts, which covers reducing the usage of household water and decreasing energy consumption. Increasing waste diversion from landfill is also one of the topics they will be discussing. Household visits happen from Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 10:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening.
Some of the programs the educators are promoting during their house visits are Residential Water Conservation Rebate Program, the Town’s Blue Cart Recycling program and the Cut n Call Yard Waste Program. Aside from these programs, the educators are also reminding residents about the outdoor watering schedule and hours.
Apart from the household visits, the team of educators will also be attending seminars to provide presentations about conservation to the students who join summer camps. They are also closely working with the Town Business Centers to strengthen the campaign about waste management and energy and water conservation. Some of those business centres include parks, the Resource Recovery and Community Programs and EPCOR Water Services, which helps in coordinating the water, waste and energy conservation education initiatives.
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