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We all know the value of recycling, but what if your recyclables helped alleviate poverty? Sustainable economic development is a path out of poverty and United We Can is a pioneer in this. The combination of environmentalism and social equity that United We Can supports is being referred to as the “Third Green Wave.” For twenty years United We Can has been an advocate for marginalized people and the environment. United We Can provides people with support, training, and “green collar jobs.” These jobs assist in lifting individuals out of debilitating poverty and offers them a sense of community and purpose by creating opportunities in a place commonly referred to as “Canada’s poorest postal code.”

Vancouver’s United We Can recycling depot to move from Downtown Eastside

May 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Binners will have to lug their bottles farther from the Downtown Eastside when United We Can moves to make room for a housing development, but operators say the extra travel will be worth it for those who depend on the recycling depot. City council will [...]

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