SPRING INTO ACTION AGAINST LITTER
Winnipeg, it’s time to Team Up to Clean Up and #CleanCanadaTogether.
Today, Take Pride Winnipeg! released the results of its annual Litter Index. It is rated 1 to 4, with a score of 1 representing no litter, and a score of 4 representing extremely littered. The city of Winnipeg was divided into 12 areas and streets in each area were rated. The average score for Winnipeg as a whole was 2.33 in April 2017 (to compare, April 2016 scored 2.32). See the full index results here.
“Spring is here, and now we see the results of litterbugs throughout the winter. We ask all Winnipeggers to do their part in cleaning up our streets and parks,” said executive director Tom Ethans.
Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up campaign aims to beautify the community through the efforts of thousands of volunteers picking up litter in their neighbourhoods. Take Pride Winnipeg! will provide free garbage bags to any community group, family, business or school who wishes to join the team.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th year of Confederation, cities across Canada are joining forces to #CleanCanadaTogether. Participants include: Brampton, Brockville, Edmonton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Nova Scotia, Oakville, Toronto, Vancouver, Vaughan and Winnipeg. Show your commitment to keeping our city vibrant, healthy and thriving by joining a litter clean up this spring!
For more details on events and to register, please visit the Team Up to Clean Up page. Registered cleanup participants will be entered for prize draws as well.
Take Pride Winnipeg! thanks its title sponsor, Tim Hortons, as well as partners City of Winnipeg, Progressive Waste Solutions, Green Manitoba, and major sponsors Johnston Group, MTS Centre/True North Arena, Winnipeg Free Press, GLAD Canada, Executive Sports Apparel, Munoz Silk Screen Printing and Keep America Beautiful for all their support.