The 21st annual Earth Week Clean Up on Saturday, April 21, 2012 was organized by the:
Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)
P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5
(905) 849-5501, firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank everyone very much for your contribution to the success of our 21st annual Earth Week Clean Up of Nature Sites in Oakville.
We experienced cool and damp weather on the morning of Saturday, April 21, 2012 yet there was a fantastic turnout of volunteers!
This year’s Clean Up set a record for the greatest number of nature sites being cleaned up on one day: there were 42 locations.
Here is a short report about the event:
~ There were 1,200 volunteers participating.
~ There was a record forty-two nature sites cleaned up on one day in Oakville.
~ Some locations had really big turnouts including at Lakeshore Woods, Clearview Park and Joshua’s Creek.
~ 5,000 kilograms of waste including 800 kilograms of metal was removed from the forty-two nature sites; it was efficiently trucked away by Halton Region Waste Management that afternoon.
~ Clean up coordinators at every site did a great job in representing our organization and in rallying their neighbourhoods to participate.
~ Twelve community groups staffed a nature site.
~ There were twelve sponsoring schools and 3,000 participating students.
~ There were 83 sponsors including the twelve schools.
~ We received excellent media coverage in The Oakville Beaver and Oakville Today with both having editorial coverage, articles published, and a listing of the nature sites.
~ In an editorial, The Oakville Beaver stated that the Clean Up had become a tradition in Oakville!
~ We printed 20,000 copies of our own Earth Week Clean Up Newspaper and volunteers distributed more than 12,000 copies door-to-door in Oakville.
~ All sponsors were acknowledged in our newspaper by the number of years that you have been donating to this event. Four organizations have now sponsored the clean up for twenty years: ACT for the Earth, Appleby College, Cyclepath and WHAM! Congratulations on this anniversary!
~ The Clean Up is helping us to realize our goals of promoting awareness and respect for biodiversity, nature and wildlife and it is successfully encouraging local environmental activism.
Once again, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our Earth Week Clean Up Sponsors, Coordinators, Board Members and Volunteers for being a BIG, BIG part of Canada’s largest annual clean up.
To get involved in the 2013 Clean Up, please contact Stephen Dankowich atÂ email@example.com or (905) 849-5501.