What do an Elvis costume and a set of false teeth have in common?
These are two of the more unusual items found littering our parks and shorelines during past Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup events, a conservation initiative of the World Wildlife Foundation and the Vancouver Aquarium. Last year alone, the clean-up crews working during the event removed almost 176,000 kilograms of litter from our waterways and parks.
This year, our National Sustainability Council and local Green Teams are organizing a series of Shoreline Cleanups between September 23 and October 9. TELUS team members, friends and family are invited to volunteer their time to help keep our parks and shorelines clean from debris and to prevent toxins from leaching into our ground water, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.
In 2012, TELUS committed $1 million over four years to help WWF-Canada mobilize volunteers in grassroots rural and urban environmental projects. The Go Wild Community Grants program, in particular, provides micro grants that enable local groups to do amazing things to protect, revitalize and enhance natural habitats in their communities. This spring, the program helped the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre protect and release at-risk baby turtles into their natural habitat
Are you passionate about protecting our environment? Register for a TELUS Shoreline Clean Up event near you:
- Rimouski, QC
- Calgary, AB
- Burnaby, BC
- Markam, ON
- Richmond, BC
- North Vancouver, BC
- Calgary, AB
- Edmonton, AB
Don’t see your town or city? Create an event of your own – click here for more information.
Learn more about TELUS’ sustainability mission here.