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Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan

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  • The 3 sustainability-oriented actions that we're proud to have incorporated in our workplace are:
    1. Saskatoon Cycle bike valet to encourage cycling
    2. City of Saskatoon interactive recycling exhibition
    3. "Green Team" volunteers keep the park clean
    Comments: We try to incorporate sustainability into our program, but it has never been made a priority. As the Festival grows to fit our evolving community, environmental sustainability needs to become a priority for us.

    The three actions that we intend to introduce in the next 12 months are:
    1. Lorras recycling bins on the Festival site
    2. Re-useable water bottle for volunteers
    3. Hands-On art activity made from natural materials (art for the earth, from the earth)
    Comments: We are especially excited about our Community Mandala "Hands-On" art project, where we will make a giant community-built Mandala made from all natural materials (leaves, flowers, etc.) so kids can learn that the process of making art is just as important as having a physical product that you can keep.

    The three actions that we intend to introduce in the next 2-4 years are:
    1. Entirely reusable site decorations
    2. Food vendors that use biodegradable dishes and utensils
    3. A "shuttle bus" system to people do not drive their cars to the Festival
    Comments: We would like to transition to have non-disposable decorations, as we invest in decorations that we can reuse from year to year.

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