Oct. 19 campus cleanup to focus on keeping plastic out of water systems

York University’s Campus Services & Business Operations, Sustainability@YorkU, and WWF-Canada invite members of the York University community to help out with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup of York University’s Keele Campus on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Did you know that approximately 80 per cent of ocean plastic originates on land? At this rate, it’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a wide-scale event that encourages students, faculty and staff to roll up their sleeves and help stop litter in its tracks before it can get into the lakes and rivers and eventually to the oceans. By working together, we can help make our habitats healthier and safer for all living things.

On Oct. 19, registration will open at 2pm at the pavilion between Stong Pond and the Bergeron Centre on the Keele campus. Snacks, prizes and cleanup supplies will be available, as well as opportunities for pictures with the WWF panda mascot. Come out for as much time as you can spare. In as little as 20 minutes, you can make a huge impact on reducing litter on campus.

See you there!

For more information, see the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event website.