RESOLUTION NO. 1276 Re: Erica Wicks and Colchester RDA’s material exchange

By: Ms. Lenore Zann   (Truro-Bible Hill)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Erica Wicks, business sustainability coordinator for the Colchester Regional Development Agency, believes that businesses should efficiently reuse production waste; and

Whereas for the second year in a row Erica Wicks organized a materials exchange event where businesses, organizations and schools could network in an effort to redirect unwanted equipment, rejects and other materials to others who may be able to use it and therefore redirecting 12 tons of waste from the landfill; and

Whereas Erica Wicks has brought together as many as 17 local businesses and organizations to teach the environmental benefits that are possible by reducing waste, emissions and fuel consumption but that this also has the benefit of saving companies money;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate and commends Erica Wicks and the Colchester Regional Development Agency for initiating the material exchange project and thank them for their dedication toward making the business community more environmentally friendly.