WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY 2021?

 

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MAY 30TH, 2021

Join us in the "GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP"

 
We are looking for volunteers to sign up and join us at three spots along the Hamilton Shoreline to clean up and collect garbage on Sunday May 30th from 10 am-12 noon.
 
 

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY 2021?

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MAY 30TH, 2021
 

Why not join us in the "GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP"?

 
We are looking for volunteers to sign up and join us at three spots along the Hamilton Shoreline to clean up and collect garbage on SUNDAY MAY 30th from 10 am-12 noon.
 
 

ROTARIANS Please Click Here to signup online!

This is a call to action for all Rotarians and the entire Rotary Family in District 7090 and all Canadians who want to make our little bit of Paradise that much nicer!
 

Non-Rotarians Please Sign Up Here!

 
Note: This link is a standard ROTARY INTERNATIONAL sign up form designed for Rotarian Members. PLEASE ignore the 'Badge Name' and only put in the Rotary 'Club Name' if you have a favorite local Rotary Club you are supporting.  After filling out the form choose 'Select Options' at the bottom and choose one of the four location options that pop up.  There is no cost to you but please click on the 'Continue to Payment Selection' to confirm your registration.  It may seem like a lot of information but it is for the organizers to be able to disperse the volunteers effectively and to record contact tracing information for Covid-19 regulations. (The NEW normal for volunteering
 
 
The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative is an effort that has grown from a District 7090 service project covering a small portion of Lake Ontario and Erie to a multi-district plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all 5 of the Great Lakes and streams and waterways feeding them.  Our goal is to make this the single largest cleanup event ever planned and coinciding with Earth Day 2021 on the Great Lakes Watershed.  The Great Lakes contains almost 20% of the world’s fresh water and is arguably the largest source of fresh water on the planet.  It borders 8 states and 2 provinces and has 9,577 miles (15,323 kilometers) of shoreline.  So far 15 Districts, 100’s of Clubs, and thousands of Rotary volunteers have agreed to participate.  We will be joining over one billion people worldwide working on projects together in their communities on Earth Day.
 
Trash, plastics, and other littered items plague our waterways.  This trash poses a threat to terrestrial and aquatic life, often becomes microplastics and harmful toxins, and pollutes one of the most precious and limited natural resources.  Shopping carts, tires, furniture, trash, foam cups, plastic containers, and aluminum cans contaminate our waterways and greenways.  More than 22 million pounds (48.4 million kilograms) of trash and plastic pollution ends up in the Great Lakes each year.
 
 
 
Cleanups from numerous NGOs, community groups, and individual volunteers are critical to reducing the amount of garbage that collects in our watersheds each year.  In order to track our success, the second goal will be to tabulate the amount of debris collected from each of the individual cleanup events.  And the final and most important goal will be to educate the public on the importance of protecting our waterways and to instill a sense of stewardship towards our Great Lakes.
 
The Great Lakes Watershed events will be held SUNDAY MAY 30th to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd.
 
This collaborative work project has generated much excitement and enthusiasm among the planners and is reflective of the upcoming addition of The Environment as a new area of focus of Rotary International.  It also reflects our desire to be People of Action and to promote the good work of Rotary.