Green group folds after 20 years

Society's dormant phase leads to

The Kent-Harrison Green Legacy Society has permanently folded.

But Lillian Martin, past chair of the long-running society, wrote a letter to the Observer urging people to continue the group’s objectives individually.

“We urge everyone to care for the environment,” she wrote. “It’s the only one we have. There is no Planet B.”

The Green Legacy Society was formed in 1992 “to promote the preservation, environmental sustainability, and viability of the Kent-Harrison communities,” its website says.

The group participated in many clean ups around Agassiz and Harrison, and managed the battery recycling program locally.

Several months ago, the group announced they would go into a “dormant phase” and see whether carrying on would be viable.

Last week, Martin’s letter announced that it wouldn’t.

The battery recycling program was using the help of the Agassiz Shopper’s Drug Mart, where people could drop off batteries and society members would pick them up and deliver them to the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack.

There is no longer drop off at Shopper’s, Martin said. However, individuals can still drop their own small amounts of batteries off at Bailey, or at drop off points in Chilliwack. Those include Canadian Tire, The Source, London Drugs, Zeller’s, Sears, Rona, JC Sound and Windsor Plywood.

“We would like to thank everyone who has taken advantage of the battery recycling program over the years,” Martin said.

Another program the society managed over the years was the sale of composters.

Those who would like to purchase a composter can still do so by phoning Herman or Alice Grau at 604-796-2443.

Over the years, Martin and other society members have addressed Harrison and Kent councils regarding local environmental issues, hosted river clean-ups, and participated in community events while promoting greener living.

 

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