Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Community Composting Support Project
July 3, 2020
A version of this article was first published on the Green Economy London website
A recent donation from Convertus to Green Economy London means a new composting unit for the people at Chippewas of the Thames First Nations. Earlier this year, Green Economy London and the London Environmental Network partnered with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations to support the project and assist with the building of the community composting unit.
The project included planting trees donated from ReForest London, supplying 14 backyard composters donated from the City of London, and building a 10’x 4’ three tier community composting unit located between several community buildings to increase the diversion of organic .
The Environmental Impacts of this Project included:
- 71 kg of carbon removed from the atmosphere by trees
- 9 tonnes of carbon avoidance
- 9 tonnes of organic waste diverted from landfill
The project is just one of many that Chippewas of the Thames First Nation have initiated gauged towards food sovereignty.
Michael Leopold, Chief Executive Officer commented:
“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to donate to this project, which reflects our values and our role in the circular economy giving resources new life. Green Economy London has done an incredible job at bringing together community stakeholders to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable future.”