The Earth Matters ECO Centre, a social enterprise of Nelson CARES Society, has officially closed its doors.
Earth Matters will remain as an active program of Nelson CARES Society, and currently maintains two community gardens, a thriving recycling pick-up service and develops educational community projects.
“We came to a point where the ECO Centre was unable to sustain itself without additional funding,” said Alison Roy, manager of Earth Matters.
“We are happy about the great work that happened at the ECO Centre, such as our retail training program and last year’s compost education project. We are very thankful for the support we received.
“Now, we look forward to developing more exciting educational programs and ensuring the success of our current programs, like our newly expanded recycling pick up service.”
This summer, Earth Matters plans to offer composting information and support to the community at the various Nelson markets.
“We are still committed to providing information and assistance to the community on composting, waste reduction and local community gardening,” explains Roy.
For more information about Earth Matters and its programs, check out the website earthmatters.ca.