Refrigerant Recovery Training (Sturgeon Lake First Nation)
- Location: Sturgeon Lake First Nation
- Project Partners: TSAG & Sturgeon Lake First Nation
- Website: https://www.tsag.net/
In June 2018, TSAG hosted a Refrigerant Recovery Training course at Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Eight transfer station operators participated in the course and received their Ozone Depletion Substances Certificate. The removal of refrigerant chemicals, like Freon, is a complicated job that presents a risk to the environment and is best learned through hands-on practise. Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, participants were not able to gain hands-on experience at the time of the course. Through conversations with the City of Edmonton’s Eco Stations, a two day course curriculum and mentorship program, with hands-on experience, has been developed.
- Seven course participants have been apart of the mentorship program so far.
- Participants spent a day working with Edmonton Eco Station staff practising how to remove refrigerant chemicals.
- Participants have someone to call should questions arise when they are working at their own sites.