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See the Forest for the Trees

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Things are going very well with the Vote Yes NRE campaign, but a handful of responses have us wondering. Are some politicians and residents failing to see the forest for the trees? It is easy to get bogged down in mind-numbing details such as tonnages of styrofoam, waste arbitrage and political beliefs. But those debates […]

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Delegations to the Decision Makers

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Presentation to Nanaimo City Councillors On Monday Jan 8th Ilan appeared as a delegation before the Nanaimo city council Committee of the Whole meeting. He delivered 2300+ postcards addressed to them by Nanaimo residents in support of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, and spoke to the councilors about the feedback he has received from NRE users […]

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CHLY Changes Radio Interview

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Big thank you to Suzanne Gregory and Marjorie Stewart of CHLY Changes Radio for having Ilan as their guest on Tuesday Jan 9th. It was a GREAT conversation and we highly encourage you to have a listen, you will learn so much about the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange’s current situation, what the challenges are going forward, […]

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3 Important Dates: Jan 7th, 8th & 9th

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We have three important dates coming up that we want you to know about. We’re about to deliver some mail to our local politicians! Sunday January 7th – Data Entry Work Party   Many hands make light work! Got a laptop or a tablet you’re comfortable typing on? We need you! Join us for our […]

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More Volunteers Needed

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Over the holidays we found out that no decision will be made on the future of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange until January 23rd. This is good news, because it means we have an additional two weeks to mobilize supporters of the NRE, but it means that we need more volunteers to help Ilan on site […]

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Concerns About Illegal Dumping

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Since we launched this campaign on December 14th, more than 1100 emails and 1300 postcards have been written to our local politicians, telling them to vote YES for a new Nanaimo Recycling Exchange. One of the major concerns expressed in so many of these messages is this – if we lose the NRE, illegal dumping […]

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A Strong Start, with Heart

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We knew when we started this campaign that people care deeply about the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and want to see it grow and thrive. The response to our launch has most definitely confirmed it! More than 500 emails have flooded into the inboxes of our local politicians over the past three days. Their phones just […]