Highlights from the 25th annual Earth Week Clean Up

The 25th annual Earth Week Clean Up of Nature Sites in Oakville
took place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 to 11 am and was organized by the:

occpehr logoOakville Community Centre for
Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)

P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5

(905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org

Here are just a few of the many highlights from the campaign:

~ We organized a super successful Clean Up on Saturday, April 23!

~ There were 66 community sponsors who generously supported the campaign.

~ There was a record forty-seven locations cleaned up.

~ There was a record turnout at many of the 47 locations.

~ More than 1,000 people participated in the clean up across town.

~ We removed 4,600 kilograms of waste including 850 kilograms of recyclable metal.

~ Many coordinators reported that there was less garbage at their site this year and fewer larger pieces of waste to dispose of.

~ The weather was perfect being a little cool and crisp in the early morning and then warming up under sunny skies.

~ All coordinators at the afternoon celebration party received a framed plaque from Mayor Robert Burton; he personally thanked everyone for their dedication to the natural environment in Oakville. Parks Director Chris Mark facilitated the event and was pleased to meet so many coordinators. There were about eighty people in attendance. Panago Pizza on Cornwall Road donated pies.

~ The LK Trucking workers facilitated by Halton Region Waste Management did not get home until after 9pm because of the number of locations with garbage to pick up!

ew-boyOnce again, thank you very much for contributing to the 25th annual Earth Week Clean Up in Oakville.

Sincerely,
Stephen Dankowich, executive director,
Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)