The community recycling program is run by the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed in 1995.
A non-profit corporation is not owned by anyone. No one makes a profit. A volunteer Board of Directors is elected to manage the organization.
Two of the Board members, Greg East and Jan Modler, have served since the beginning. They have been active on environmental issues most of their lives.
Jan recalls getting a grant as a university student to work with local children’s camps raising awareness of the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.
Greg was a member of Concerned Residents against Pollution (CRAP) that focused on air quality issues in the community in the mid ‘80’s. The name was later changed to Concerned Citizens Against Pollution (CCAP).
Greg was invited to be part of the Flin Flon Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in the late 80’s which involved people from many parts of the community. As that group dwindled, it became the Flin Flon Environment Committee which Jan joined in 1992.
Greg and Jan’s dedication to recycling has been a big part of its survival through tough times. They have contributed to the day to day operations when needed as well as providing valuable information and perspectives in the decisions at Board meetings.
Greg found the buildings that have housed the recycling program. His ‘Retire the Mortgage’ fundraiser was successful by the end of 2012.
They are best known for hosting musical fundraising events. Greg finds great talent and sells tickets. Jan organizes and decorates. They both make sure everyone has a good time.
Jan and Greg’s contributions are another reason community recycling happens here.