A call to end garbage pollution in our waterways.
TIM HORTON'S CUP FLY
Tier: Christopher Krysciak
DORITOS BAG FLY
Tier: Nick Groves
*The estimated cost to clean the Great Lakes of all trash.
(Journal of Great Lakes Research, Volume 41, Issue 1, March 2015, Pages 9-19)
HUMANITY ON LOCKDOWN.
You've likely seen the articles talking about the environment experiencing restoration during this period of social distancing and isolation.
Humanity is inside, and our environment is benefiting. For so many people, it has put into perspective just how destructive we can be. But in some ways, the environment is not benefiting enough.
SINGLE USE. FOREVER WASTE.
River cleanups and all other volunteer gatherings have been suspended, and rightfully so. We must stay inside. We must practice social distancing.
But while we pause, the problem of trash and pollution in our waters continues. At this moment, there’s nothing we can do. We’re stuck, having to accept that our rivers and waterways continue to flood with trash.
CLEANUP OUR ACT.
When we emerge from this pandemic, river cleanups will be more important than ever. Ending single use trash will be more important than ever.
We feel most helpless during these difficult times when we cannot leave our homes to make a positive change.
When this is over, we must work to clean our rivers and waterways. Together we must take action to end single use trash.