The tiny village of Whale Cove in Northern Canada is finally going to have a recycling program, thanks to the efforts of a young villager named Sarah Igviksaq and StacksandStacks.com. This new program would help Sarah's small community pay for their sports teams to travel through the territories and do their part to save our planet.
Here is the letter we received from Sarah:
Good day to you!
My name is Sarah Igviksaq and I live in a small community called Whale Cove, Nunavut. It is a town of about 350 people. We live in Northern Canada and we are trying to start a recycling program for our community. We do not have a lot of resources here and we are having trouble getting help for our class project. We are concerned about global warming since we will be the first who are affected by it. We already see changes in the way the weather works and the way the animals act. We need to do something about it and my class is doing what we can to make a difference.
I was hoping that you would be able to donate some of those little blue plastic bins ($7.99) so that we can put them in our school, Hamlet (town hall) and our grocery store. We were hoping that you would be able to donate maybe 15-20, that would really help us. I understand that I am asking a lot but we really need your help getting this program started because all of the things that we could recycle are just ending up at our dump. We have just received word from our town council that we now have a place to store our recyclables. Now we just need to get them 100 kms north to Rankin Inlet for recycling. Our program will help pay for our sports teams to get to tournaments around our territory.
Thank you very much for your help and attention to my request.
I hope there is something that you can do. We need YOU!
Whale Cove, Nunavut
Mel Ronick, President and founder of Stacks and Stacks, recognized that it would be difficult for Sarah and her classmates to have “bake sales” or “car washes” to raise money in their tiny Inuit village. Mel says “Stacks and Stacks is committed to promoting effective recycling practices in the U.S. and around the world to help save our planet.”
Stacks and Stacks recognizes that Sarah and her classmates need to “do something” and applauds their efforts to make a difference. The recycling bins are on their way!
Good luck to you and your community, Sarah – may you win all your tournaments!