By Jensen, Randy on October 20, 2020.
City Hall is glowing green and blue this week to recognize Waste Reduction Week, recognized by cities across Canada during the third week of October to raise awareness around waste reduction.
Each day of the week will feature a different theme, including textiles, electronics, plastics, food waste, swapping, repairing and the circular economy.
This year, the City will be focusing specifically on reducing food waste, noting that about one-fifth of all groceries end up in the landfill before ever making it to dinner tables. Residents will be challenged to change that figure, and will be able to do so via a fun social media challenge.
The #LethbridgeLovesLeftovers challenge will encourage residents to share their go-to recipes, tips and tricks to use up leftovers. All participants will be entered for a chance to win a cooking class at Lethbridge College. The City will also compile the recipes that are shared to create a unique, “made-in-Lethbridge” recipe book after the challenge has ended.
The #LethbridgeLovesLeftovers challenge will run through Sunday, with winners drawn next Monday.
For more information on Waste Reduction Week, visit lethbridge.ca/WasteReductionWeek.