Where are some places in Saskatoon where you can recycle? If you have clothing, toys, and household items you are not using anymore, where can you take them? Perhaps a thrift store! How many are there in Saskatoon? If you have an appliance you no longer use, what can you do with a used appliance? Do you know where the used appliance re-sale stores are in Saskatoon? Do you know where the metal recycling places are? Do you know you can post on KIJIJI and Craig’s List for free? There are people who would love your old fence to use as firewood! Just post for a pick up of your items. Comment with as many verious ways to recycle as you can think of.
Guess what? There will be a community cleanup of George Genereux Urban Regional Park coming up! What an opportunity to protect the environment in an urban regional park for users and for the semi-wilderness habitat!
The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.”~David Suzuki
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall
“This generation may either be the last to exist in any semblance of a civilised world or that it will be the first to have the vision, the bearing and the greatness to say, ‘I will have nothing to do with this destruction of life, I will play no part in this devastation of the land, I am determined to live and work for peaceful construction for I am morally responsible for the world of today and the generations of tomorrow.’”
Richard St. Barbe Baker
The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it it the ‘skin’ of the earth, for without it there can be no water, and therefore, no life.
Don’t throw away clothes and household items in the forest!
Are your unwanted items someone else’s treasure?
Around Saskatoon Goodwill locations will gladly receive your used clothing, unwanted household items, toys and games. If you or your children have outgrown their clothing or toys, consider giving them to the following charities and goodwill stores.
The trees, deers, and rabbits just do not appreciate your unwanted clothing, furniture or children’s train tracks, but there is a family in town who will support a goodwill store in their need for just such an item. Do not risk receiving a $250,000 fine for disposing of your linens, pillows, book-cases, hats, and shoes in the forest, but do support your local community groups who use the proceeds for so many good works.
You may actually visit the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living SACL, to donate clothing and household items. Additionally, throughout the City of Saskatoon, there are Yellow bins at various locations to accept your donations. This is a “win” “win” situation, as the proceeds from your donations go towards supporting those with intellectual disabilities to buy food, pay rent, etc. If you make a donation to SACL, rather than dumping your unwanted items in the forest, you make a difference in so, so many lives, you do not take the risk of receiving a $250,000 fine, and you preserve the flora and fauna in the forest.
Did you know the Clothesline and the Canadian Diabetes Association will accept your donation of clothing, any fabric items, bedding, sleeping bags, belts, and neck ties, yarn, blankets, curtains, pillows, shoes, boots. Pick up arrangements will additionally accept some household items and a few electronic items. Until July 31, 2016, there is a chance to win $5,000 travel voucher, or $500.00 Visa gift card for your donation.
Value village will gladly accept your donation of clothing and household items. Donating your items to Value Village, means that illegal dumping of trash in the forest is eliminated, the landfills are not overfilled with trash, and someone in your community can re-use these items who needs them. Value Village supports non-profit organisations and those in need abroad. Value Village accepts clothing and accessories, footwear, Kitchen utensils, small appliances, sports equipment, books and media, bed and bath linens as well as small furniture.
Or perhaps you would like to support the YWCA Opportunity Shop at 511 First Avenue North. They accept used clothing, footwear, books and media, as well as crafts and games.
The Salvation Army gives hope to others. By donating your unwanted clothing to the Salvation Army, programs and services can be funded locally. You can arrange a pick up of your clothing and other items for free, or drop them off or even arrange a community drive to collect donations of books, household items, children’s toys and games and more.
The Mennonite Central Committee receives clothing and accessories, many housewares and linens, toys and games for instance. There are also locations which take chesterfields, tables, chairs, lamps, nightstands, and book cases. Proceeds support relief, development and peace projects around the world and locally.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts items as a drop off, as a pick up, or they may even salvage items, coming to remove items from your home. The proceeds from your donations of building materials and home furnishings go to the Habitat for Humanity home building projects and support local families.
In Saskatoon there are several consignment stores who will sell your unwanted clothing and household items on your behalf. They keep a small percentage of the proceeds, and you will receive a payment for your consignment sale. Consider asking the local Humane Society if they are in need of sheets or blankets for their animal cages.
Please comment if you know of another goodwill charity who will take household items, furniture, or used clothing. These goodwill charities, listed here, use the proceeds to support programs to help families and individuals in your local community.
Please do not throw away your unwanted toys, highchairs, safety gates, clothing, footwear or clothing in the forest! The flower bloom much better without a covering of blankets. The trees in the undergrowth produce greater berries without being covered with shoes and boots. The squirrels can run up and down trees easier without piles of clothing and highchairs in the way. It is better donate your unwanted household items, and furniture to the above listed goodwill charities, and keep the forest clean! Do not risk receiving a $250,000 fine for illegal dumping in the forest, when so many good will charities will even come to your home and pick up your unwanted items for free!
“The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it it the ‘skin’ of the earth, for without it there can be no water, and therefore, no life.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
White-tailed Deer Fawn. Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Saskatoon, SK, CA
Jack Rabbit Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Saskatoon, SK, CA
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)
Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!
What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides? To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.