[Sust-mar] TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
smccarthy at wwfcanada.org
Tue Aug 25 10:36:26 EDT 2009
I wonder if you can include this information in your next mailing.
The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium. For over 16 years, participants across the country have been removing harmful litter from their local shorelines - and sending us the data to prove it. Working in partnership with WWF-Canada, this cleanup has grown into the second largest cleanup in the world.
Last year, over 63,000 Canadians registered for the TD Great Canadian
Shoreline Cleanup, and in only one week participants removed 135,467 kg of litter from 1,280 shorelines, including 328,733 cigarette butts, 108,231 food wrappers and 62,405 plastic beverage bottles. These numbers rise every year, which means that Canadians still use our waterways for dumping grounds. Until attitudes and behaviours around our shorelines change, we will continue to conduct the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
This year, we invite Nova Scotians to join WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region, and Dalhousie University students at Point Pleasant Park on Saturday, September 19th to come out help remove harmful shoreline litter.
Registration will begin at 9:30 am at Black Rock Beach, followed by a
cleanup of the southern most tip of the park to the shorelines stretching
along the Northwest Arm. We will wrap up the event with refreshments lots of great give-aways. Participants are encouraged to use sustainable
transportation, such as car pooling, public transit, or bicycles, as well as
bring their own reusable food containers and cups as a way to reduce our impact on the environment.
Interested participants can register online at
Contact Stacey McCarthy, smccarthy at wwfcanada.org, at WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region, or Amy Florian, florian.amy at gmail.com, from Dalhousie University with any additional questions.
Atlantic Region Office
5251 Duke St., Suite 1202
Halifax, NS B3J 1P3
Direct: 902.482.1105, ext 41
Email: smccarthy at wwfcanada.org
Web: www.wwf.ca ( http://www.wwf.ca/ )
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