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Compost Your Holidays

Shoreline Cleanup's guide to a compostable holiday season, decorations included.

Our homes and neighbourhoods are all decked out in the season’s festive finery. While this time of year is cozy and jolly, there is a downside to all the glitter and lights. During the holidays we tend to accumulate and then immediately throw out things like decorations, gifts, trees and lots more, without a second […]

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My Summer on the Shorelines

Ania shares her summer experience with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup team as an Environmental Outreach Educator through UNA-Canada’s Green Spaces.

One year ago, I went on a life-changing expedition to Ecuador and spent five weeks in the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Organized through the University of Toronto, I spent this time studying species’ conservation and getting a firsthand look at some of the world’s most well-known ecological hotspots. Only after […]

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Taking the Office Outdoors

Leading a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for the workplace is a great way to impress your coworkers and become an instant office hero.

Matthew Zarmati, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator for Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of our  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup champions and a leader in the workplace. He has encouraged thousands of Loblaw employees and families to volunteer across the country. We caught up with Matt to hear his shoreline cleanup stories and learn some valuable tips […]

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Ocean Wise® Wins Pollution Probe Award 

Ocean Wise is the recipient of the annual Pollution Probe Award in recognition of leading work on our Plastic Wise Initiative.

The annual Pollution Probe Gala, called Living in the Plastic Age, calls attention to the crisis of plastic pollution on our planet. Pollution Probe has chosen to highlight Plastic Wise, an Ocean Wise initiative to raise awareness and share solutions to address the crisis of ocean plastic. The focus of this year’s gala is on […]

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The Golden and Green Girls

Twin sisters Avneet and Ramneek Dhunna, of the Stay Golden and Green volunteer cleanup group, are inspiring high school students in Surrey, BC.

Avneet and Ramneek Dhunna are twin sisters and inspiring high school students from Surrey, BC that are taking a stand against shoreline litter. This dynamic duo is showing how easy it is to make a change by leading a shoreline cleanup, and are even taking the message to their school. We are honoured to spotlight […]

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It's Campus Cleanup Month!

This October, help keep your campus and community litter free.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Plastic pollution isn’t only an ocean issue – at least 80 per cent of the plastic in our oceans originates on land, including parks, sidewalks, and, yes, campuses. Your local campus is a part of nature and connected to […]

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Scouts on the Shoreline

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup talks with Scout Leader Henry Starzynski who has led Scouts on shoreline cleanups for 12 years and counting.

For some, shoreline cleanups become an annual tradition that they look forward to every year. Scout Canada Leader, Henry Starzynski, started leading shoreline cleanups with his Ottawa 72nd group 12 years ago. For him, it was an opportunity to do something important with the youth, as well as a chance to make a lasting impact […]

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Country-Wide Cleanups Mark 25th Anniversary

On International Coastal Cleanup Day,  the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup celebrated its 25th anniversary with cross-country cleanups.

This past Saturday, an army of passionate volunteers descended on shorelines across the country to mark International Coastal Cleanup day and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the community-led Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Events took place across the country, and volunteers turned up in Richmond, B.C., Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax to clear shorelines of litter that […]

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