Com­mu­nity project fo­cuses on cleaner, greener North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY JULIE COLLINS

To most who par­tic­i­pated, the idea of cleaner and greener go hand in hand. A fo­cus on cleaner is seen as the best ap­proach to build­ing com­mu­nity pride, cou­pled with some as­sis­tance to busi­nesses and multi-unit res­i­dences in waste man­age­ment.

“Through th­ese in­ter­views, we feel we have the ca­pac­ity to en­gage more than 1,000 peo­ple ex­tend­ing the project well be­yond the par­tic­i­pants di­rectly in­ter­viewed.”

Hen­drik­sen noted that her team tried to make their find­ings as user-friendly as pos­si­ble, so re­gard­less of whether Ev­er­green North Syd­ney con­tin­ues as a funded project, there will be ideas that can be im­ple­mented with the in­volve­ment of vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“Peo­ple are very ea­ger to make the com­mu­nity bet­ter. Even the men­tion of the words com­mu­nity pride would in­voke feel­ings of pride. It con­jures up vi­sions of en­joy­ment of com­mu­nity as a healthy place to work and live, shop, walk your dog or play out­doors with your fam­ily.” Cape Bre­ton Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar is a pub­lic ser­vice list­ing of com­mu­nity events spon­sored by non-profit groups. To en­sure ad­e­quate ad­vance pub­li­ca­tion, sub­mit no­tices at least two weeks prior to the event. Limit an­nounce­ments to 24 words or less. Tele­phone 5633838; fax, 562-7077 or e-mail your event to edit@cb­post.com.

Julie Collins - Cape Bre­ton Post

Debbie Hen­drik­sen, right, project co-or­di­na­tor for Ev­er­green North Syd­ney, goes over the re­search sum­mary for the project with staff, from left, Cindi McLean, Rachael MacKeigan and Andi Cur­rie.

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