Friday, July 23, 2010

Makkovik Green Team

The Green Team in Makkovik is very busy this summer with a number of exciting projects.

Gina Pye of Mary’s Harbour says she went to Makkovik to do some training with the Green Team last month.

She says the team was involved in occupational safety training.

The project gives youth a chance to gain some quality work experience.

They are also receiving training in career development in environmental and cultural heritage conservation.

Pye says the Green team has been working on a community garden.

They are conducting composting and cleanups around town.

They’ve also helped out in the community garden through weeding, re-soiling and planting vegetables such as cabbage and turnip.

She says the team also presented information about climate change as an Environmental Awareness Event.

Pye says over the next few weeks the Green Team will have more activities to get the community involved and educated in environmental practices.

The Makkovik Green Team started their project 3 years ago.

This was through the Conservation Corps of NL, Makkovik Inuit Community Government and Makkovimiut Trust.

The Green Team project runs for a period of 8 weeks and will finish on August 20.

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