Our team was excited to host our very own shoreline cleanup last Friday, July 22nd, as part of The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! This national program, led by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada, provides Canadians the opportunity to make a difference in the local community. Participants can join or coordinate a cleanup in areas all over Canada – our team worked together to clean up Manitou Beach at the beautiful Toronto Islands.
Each year, thousands of Canadians participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – the third largest cleanup in the world! Last year, over 175,000 kg of waste was collected from Canada’s shorelines, with nearly 60,000 participants. Together, we have the power to make a difference against the harmful effects of shoreline litter on the world’s fragile aquatic ecosystems.
Here are some of our favourite snapshots from our cleanup:
You can view the complete album on our Facebook page.
Interesting facts & figures from our shoreline cleanup:
- 345 cigarette butts found
- 143 food wrappers collected
- 5 km cleaned
- 4 kg of litter collected
- Most unusual items found: a single fake nail and an abandoned sock!
This initiative was a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon, and it felt great to know that our team was making a difference for our planet. We encourage your company to register to join or coordinate your own shoreline cleanup: you can participate any time of the year, anywhere land connects to water.