It is “Do or Die” time for the NRE

It is “Do or Die” time for those who love the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (as well as for the Regional District’s ambitious Zero Waste targets).

It is hard to believe, but it is true: some of our local politicians are unsure whether or not they will support the NRE’s move to a new facility.

If they vote “no”, the NRE will be forced to shut down in 2018.

I am committed to fighting to make sure that the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange gets a new depot and is here for many years to come. Over the next few weeks I’ll be spending many hours at the NRE, talking to people who are there with their recyclables, asking them to write postcards to our local politicians expressing why the NRE is important to them.

But together, we could do more.

I need your help

Can you spare a few hours between now and January 9th? Even if you only work one shift with me it will make a huge difference to the number of people we can engage. We’ll have a tent set up with a table and chairs, you’ll be stationed there to provide people with postcards and pens, and I’ll be talking to people in the parking lot and sending them over to you. Easy, right?

The response to this campaign has been very enthusiastic! People want to get involved, and to tell our local politicians that they love the NRE and want to see it thrive.

I know it’s a busy time of year, but if you would commit one morning or afternoon, or even just a couple of hours, to work with me I would be really grateful for your help. Contact me at and we will schedule a time that works for you.

Thank you!
Ilan Goldenblatt

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