Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Our Fall Recap: Nuit Blanche and the Humber River Cleanup

Nuit Blanche

It was another fun year at Scotiabank's Nuit Blanche, celebrating its 10th anniversary. A minimum of one million people has attended every year since 2008. This was our third year at the event for the City of Toronto and we hope to back next year.

This video will give you a taste of what it was all about.

And here is a recap of the best and worst of Nuit Blanche according to BlogTO.

We had 40 staff, two trucks and 5 bins this year. It was a great success for us. We had things cleaned up 4 hours sooner than last year with much fewer staff. Proud to get the city back in order so quickly.

Did you attend? If so, what did you like? What didn’t you like? Will we see you next year? Let's hope so!

Humber River Cleanup 2015 Recap

It was great to reach a milestone of five years cleaning up the Humber River but sad that it still needs cleanup. We were proud to do our part with our valuable sponsors and volunteers. This year we had 30 volunteers and staff helping load up our truck with 1 tonne of junk.

Here are a few highlights from the day

 Somebody was interested in learning to Kayak

We found tons of tires. People strip them and recycle the 
metal money. We found 50 of them in the woods.

Audra Brown from CityNews stopped 
by to make a report that you can see here

It was great to have more corporate sponsors this year. We could not have done it without their help. Our thanks to Spinnaker Recycling, The Complete Paddler, See Through Web DesignShorncliffe Disposal and a modest person who gave $1000. 

We were pleased to find less junk to remove this year. Hopefully this will be the trend for next year. Regardless, we know we are making a difference and are going focus on another part of the River next year to find and remove more junk.

Media coverage was another bonus for us this year. In addition to the Audra Brown report above, Rick Crawford, was interviewed on GlobalTV. You can see it here:

This have been a labour of love for five years. We could not do it without your support. We hope you will join the effort again next year. In the meantime, let's all try to do our part to keep our own little parts of the world a little cleaner.

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