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  • Writer's pictureEymie Labbe

YCCBC Vancouver Crew Joins Forces with Eon Electric

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

In our ongoing mission to combat climate change and build a more sustainable future, the Youth Climate Corps BC (YCCBC) Vancouver crew kicked off their partnership with Eon Electric in remarkable fashion. Their first day on the job was nothing short of impactful, filled with meaningful actions and exciting encounters.

The day began with the crew tackling the deconstruction of old industrial fluorescent light fixtures. Instead of seeing these fixtures end up in a landfill, the YCCBC team embraced the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle. They carefully extracted valuable materials like bolts and screws for reuse and made sure to recycle every bit of metal.

The dedication to sustainable practices continued as the crew made a visit to a recycling facility, where they witnessed firsthand the recycling process in action. This hands-on experience reinforced the importance of responsible waste management and the positive impact of recycling on our planet.

During their second site visit, the YCCBC team had the incredible opportunity to meet Cody Irwin, the founder and CEO of Sharewares. Sharewares is an organization dedicated to reusable containers with a mission to accelerate Vancouver's transition to a zero-waste circular economy.

The crew received an exclusive tour of Sharewares' facilities, which included a state-of-the-art wash lab and sanitation facility. This behind-the-scenes look showcased the innovative solutions that Sharewares brings to the table in the fight against single-use plastics and waste. It was an eye-opening experience that reinforced the crew's commitment to a sustainable future.

The YCCBC Vancouver crew's first day with Eon Electric was a testament to the power of action and collaboration. They didn't just talk about sustainability; they embodied it through their hands-on work. These young leaders are setting an example for all of us, demonstrating that change is possible when we come together with purpose and dedication.

Stay tuned for more updates from the YCCBC Vancouver crew as they continue their journey toward a greener, more sustainable Vancouver and beyond.


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