Whether deliberately dumped or accidentally dropped, litter can have devastating consequences for wildlife. Many animals mistake litter for food or become entangled in ropes, strings and nets. Litter can transport invasive species or introduce dangerous toxins into ecosystems. Plastic litter can degrade into tiny invisible pieces called microplastics that are impossible to pick up but have dramatic impacts on wildlife.
Your workplace can help combat these challenges. Join thousands of Canadians that volunteer each year to collect litter across the country’s shorelines through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Interested in leading a shoreline cleanup with your workplace? Click “View this Action Externally” to find out how to organize a cleanup from start to finish.
- Find a cleanup site.
- Rally colleagues to join you.
- Organize event logistics.
- Host the cleanup.
- Submit your shoreline data.
HOW WILL THIS ACTION CREATE CHANGE?
Leading a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup can help you:
- Become a part of something huge. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is the largest conservation cleanup program in the country.
- Build leadership, event planning and organizational skills to put on your resume.
- Enable employees to contribute to conservation while adding purpose to their roles.
- Show your commitment to environmental responsibility in a way that’s unique to you.