LOCAL 598 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
We are pleased to announce the
Sudbury Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union, Local 598/CAW
has formed an Environmental Committee which will be
promoting healthy communities and workplaces. Although we
are still in our infancy, our Committee looks forward to
establishing a working partnership with Xstrata Nickel in
raising public awareness in the community concerning
environmental initiatives and supporting the ISO 14001
standards at our sites.
The first meeting was held in
December and since then the members have met monthly to
discuss a variety of topics including Xstrata Nickel's current
recycling program. As a result of the discussions, we are
working on encouraging the expansion of the program to include
all types of battery recycling (household, computer, radio
etc.) at all of the sites wherever possible leading to a
significant diversion to landfill sites. Batch recycling will
also be beneficial at the site to eliminate even more waste in
Blue boxes have been
ordered for the Hall and papers will now be shredded and
deposited into clear bags .
They will be collected by Mine Mill personnel and delivered to
the Frobisher Street location for recycling.
Partnerships with the City of
Greater Sudbury through Earth Care are being established and
we will update members on upcoming events concerning
environmental campaigns whenever possible.
I have included the email
addresses of the members if anyone has concerns or would like
to bring forth new ideas to our committee for consideration.
Lisa Schroer (Chair and Treasurer)
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Guido Marandola (Co-chair)
Ronda Gilchrist-Geeza (Secretary)
O.DelMastro@xstratanickel.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
The upcoming meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2008 from 5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm. Employees from all sites are welcome to attend
at the Mine Mill Hall.