Our Team

Our team includes you!

Together, we can move the qathet Regional District towards true Zero Waste!

A Zero Waste approach doesn’t focus on managing waste, but on finding ways to eliminate waste.  Our Zero Waste action plan includes an innovative education program on sustainable waste reduction for residents, schools, businesses, and the community in general.

Let’s Talk Trash is an initiative of the qathet Regional District’s Waste Reduction Education Program. Watch for us at an event, a business, or a school near you.  Our team is always looking for community feedback, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@letstalktrash.ca

Meet the members of our educational team:

Abby McLennan
 moved to the Powell River area in 2009 with her partner Marc and fell in love with the region.  She is a founding member of the Let’s Talk Trash team and gains her zero waste inspiration from the many people she meets who are working towards positive change.  She believes our resources deserve to be more than one-hit wonders – re-purpose, re-invent & revolutionize!


Tai Uhlmann
joined the team in 2012 to focus on leading the charge for composting in our community.  She managed the Compost Education Centre at the Community Resource Centre and hosted educational composting workshops, from freezer conversions to on-site demonstrations at local gardens and nurseries.  A filmmaker by trade,  Tai recently returned to Lund from New York City to raise her daughter and son in nature and be more involved in her community.


Ingalisa Burns moved to Powell River in 2010 to start a new, low impact life in the country. Having completed her Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Certificates a few years earlier, she was armed with tools to realize this dream.  After 15 years of working as a teacher, she is now thrilled to be involved in waste reduction education.  Her hope is to raise awareness within the community about how we can live in harmony with natural systems.