EOAS Students Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

November 14, 2017

On November 4th, a chilly and snowy Saturday morning, members of UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences convened on Jericho Beach to participate in the Vancouver Aquarium’s/WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative. In total, 22 students, faculty and family/friends helped to collect 12.5 kg of trash (consisting mostly of firework debris, cigarette butts, and shoes), contributing to the over 1.2 million kg that has been collected by volunteers across Canada since the first cleanup of Stanley Park, in 1994. EOAS will be organizing a second event in the new year, but in the meantime, everyone can do their part by always helping to keep public spaces clean and tidy. Special thanks to all of the volunteers for their participation, and Keep Vancouver Spectacular for donating supplies!

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