Marketing manager Sandra Doris

West Shore Town Centre adds ‘r’ to Earth Day

Organizers offer a variety of recycling stations, information tables and environmental activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 13

Talk turns to action with the seventh annual Earth Day event at Westshore Town Centre.

“This is the first year we’re going to be having the recycling stations,” said Sandra Doris, marketing manager, Westshore Town Centre. “We want to give back to the community.”

Each year they hold an event that often includes informational booths with green groups from across West Shore and Greater Victoria. This year, they offer one day to recycle just about anything from styrofoam to eyeglasses. Visit www.westshoretowncentre.com for a full list.

They’re also adding the fourth ‘r’ – redistribute.

For example, clothing will go to the Women In Need and books to the 1000×5 program.

“It’s a lot of items people have around their home that they can just bring in,” Doris said. “Everyone talks about being green … We’re giving people an opportunity to be green.”

The information will still be available from local municipalities, organizations and businesses. Kids can paint banners and grab a seedling from the City of Langford as well as discover the chemistry with Mad Science from noon to 1 p.m.

The Earth Day festivities run April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Visit www.westshoretowncentre.com for a full list of accepted items and event details.