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New Group to Cultivate Peterborough’s Social Economy

A new social economy network in Peterborough is rallying people from Peterborough social justice, environmental, and local food movements to the possibilities social procurement could bring to life here. Two weeks ago, Peterborough city staff delivered a report and recommendation, as requested by city council, exploring social procurement in other cities and steps Peterborough could take in […]

Recycling Mattresses Locally Would Save Peterborough Money, Create Work for At-risk People, says Clean Slate CEO

Ralph Gutkin has an idea for a mattress recycling service that he says can save the City of Peterborough money while creating job opportunities for people who face employment barriers, such as ex-prisoners, people with addictions and those with mental-health issues. The CEO of the Clean Slate Enterprises, a federally incorporated non-profit organization, Ralph is […]