Each year is an adventure along the shores of Lake Ontario. Starting in Niagara-on-the-Lake and moving East towards Kingston, Ontario, 100 litter cleanups are completed along the way. Data on all of the litter found are collected, so to know exactly what is being picking up. This way, trends and informed solutions for preventing litter in the future can be identified.
This year, with COVID, will be different since public events are not possible.
The aim is still to get all 100 cleanups done even if public cleanups can’t happen. This project is to share A Greener Future’s experience with supporters and show them that they can still make a positive impact despite the current situation. To take cleanups into the online realm will require some equipment, software, and human power to get everything online. The goal is to reach more people and give them a way to participate. There will be some beautiful views of Lake Ontario, educational content, and inspiration to become environmental stewards in their own community.
We will come out of this situation on top, and there’s no better way to do it than to come together virtually until we can get back out into nature together.