Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization, advocating zero waste, operating responsible waste reduction services and providing environmental education.
This summer Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has two Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) students working for them. Jeremy is a student at the University of British Columbia, majoring in History. His job this summer is the role of a “swamper”; he rides the back of the truck and picks up the recycling from home to home. This is Jeremy’s first job where someone else relies on him and he is enjoying being part of a team. He also often interacts with residents and has the opportunity to have conversations about recycling.
Annie, a student studying Environmental Policy at the University of Victoria, is working on the office side at Ridge Meadows Recycling Society this summer. She is answering phones, meeting with people who come into the office, and working on social media. Annie also is out in the community talking to seniors and children about how to properly recycle and answering any questions they may have. Her experience this summer has given her office skills and communication skills that she can carry forward into her future career.
Over the summer, both Annie and Jeremy have learned recycling is and the different aspects surrounding the way in which we as a community recycle. Keep up the good work and it was great meeting you both!
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