The Environmental Awareness Team (EAT) used to promote and host events and activities that encouraged acts of environmentalism in the Lethbridge community. This Team evolved from the Environment Week Committee, which focused on planning events and bringing awareness to environmental issues during the first week of June, which is designated as Environment Week in Canada. The Team aimed to broaden its impact by hosting events throughout the year.
However in 2013, Environment Lethbridge was formed as a multi-stakeholder non-profit and will be taking over these activities once it is established. All the former members of this Team can now join Environment Lethbridge and together we can grow our impact! We look forward to working with Environment Lethbridge!
In 2010 the EAT spearheaded the very successful Green List recognition program. The Green List was created to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that are taking “green” actions to better the environment. A celebration gala was held for those nominated to the list. The Green List continues to grow every year – watch for a chance to nominate your environmental hero as well as be inspired by those in your community!
The team was made up of representatives from the City of Lethbridge Waste & Recycling Services, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, the Alberta Health Services and the Oldman Watershed Council.