Want to get involved in a community cleanup project?
Are you looking for a valuable way to volunteer and make a tangible impact on waste in our environment? While the environmental challenges we face need global policy changes, waste is something each person can personally address. The School of Information is hosting a Great Canadian Beach & Park Cleanup from May-August, and we are looking for volunteers to join!
From collecting cigarette butts on the beach to picking up plastic waste tossed on the grass in the park, there are numerous initiatives to help keep our public spaces clean and vibrant. We hope to create a better environment for us all to share and raise awareness about the growing waste in our city. Population growth and capitalism are just two of the main factors that have led to severely high levels of pollution in the environment, particularly in the oceans that make up over 70% of our planet. City beach and park cleanups are a fun and exciting way of getting volunteers and community members out and participating in a meaningful activity. Every piece of trash we pick up helps to clean up our communities, and there will be prizes for those who collect the most pieces over all the sessions!
We’d like to thank UBC Workplace Sustainability and the School of Information for making it possible to provide funds for cleanup equipment and prizes.
2023 Beach & Park Cleanup dates (*)
- Wednesday, May 10: Kitsilano Beach, Park and surrounding residences – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: May 4, 2023
- Thursday, June 8 (World Ocean’s Day): Jericho Beach East and Park and surrounding residences – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 2, 2023
- Wednesday, July 5: Jericho Beach West and surrounding residences – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 29, 2023
- Wednesday, August 2: Spanish Banks and surrounding residences – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: July 28, 2023
(*) PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER A FEW DAYS BEFORE EACH CLEANUP WITH MORE DETAILS ON THE MEET-UP LOCATION. ALL CLEANUPS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.
What do you need to register?
Make your registration experience as seamless as possible! If you are a Team Captain, make sure you have the following:
- Team Name
- Team Information (name, email, and phone number of every team member)
Find a Team
Teams are comprised of a maximum of 6 team members. You can choose to register with a team or register as an individual. All individuals will be provided with the option to be put together with other individuals to make a team.
Find a Captain
Volunteer to be your Team Captain or choose one person to be your Team Captain. This person will be responsible for registering the team online, tracking garbage collected by the team at each cleanup.