A suggested climate action presented to the 200 (I counted) attendees at the Climate Action Rally in Courtenay, is to invite your neighbour to place your garbage cans together on pick up day to cut the large garbage trucks stopping and starting times in half. Simple to do, just phone Emterra 250-336-8066 and ask to have your residence put on the list as shared households because now we are allowed only one receptacle per household.
As in any carbon reduction effort, it is a win-win. Emterra saves a huge amount of fuel and our planet has less CO2 emissions. Perhaps Emterra will add this to their sustainability banner on their web page and incorporate this action everywhere they operate.