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Litter prevention video contest, submit a 30-, 60- or 90-second video about litter prevention and the need for a trash-free Potomac Watershed. Prize includes $1,000 and your video posted on the Alice Ferguson Foundation web site. Visit the Web site for contest rules and eligibility. Deadline is June 15. Alice Ferguson Foundation, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 240-305-0876.
CANADA: PITCH-IN CANADA HELPS OUT A LOT
ONTARIO: Cambridge City Green Litter Cleanups!
Contact: Paul Willms, Sustainability Planner (519) 740-4681, ext. 4262, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online here and get on the list for future cleanup events in Peterborough-Kawartha-Lakefield.
SAULT STE. MARIE
The Sault Ste. Marie community runs an annual 20-minute makeover. For more information contact: Steve Butland, Councillor Ward 1, City of Sault Ste. Marie 705-542-0546, e-mail or Click here for the city's website.
Gum Litter Task Force, Ireland: Tidy Towns competition 2013 Get info
LITTER PREVENTION PROGRAM'S INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR eMAIL
Obtain the materials Sheila White presented to the UK recently. Contact to receive password for gaining access.
Canadian beverage industry steps up to meet Manitoba’s green goals (November 27, 2012)
‘Recycle Everywhere’ aims to be the global leader. Press 'can do' button to visit the website.
Sponsors, volunteers needed for Clean Up Cleveland
A BBC documentary on litter to be broadcast February 19
“Litter Wars” will be broadcast on BBC1 on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:35 p.m.
Two companies team up to recycle your Halloween chocolate wrappers (December 12, 2012)
Nestlé Canada and TerraCycle have teamed up to do something about littered Halloween candy wrappers. From September 15th to December 31st, save and send your Nestlé chocolate and candy wrappers to TerraCycle, a company that turns litter into new and fun stuff and rewards donors with dollars for charities. Halloween is a prime time for littering millions of wrappers. (See Blog.) Give the Halloween Clean-Up Brigade your support and you could win $1,000. It’s completely free. All costs and shipping are covered by Nestlé Canada. Accepted waste: all brands of individual Nestlé Halloween chocolate wrappers and outer packaging. No cardboard - please use your local recycling program.
Canadian plastics industry announces 2013 anti-litter calendar contest
Open to K - 8 students, this year's winners will be chosen soon. Get the details here.
COMING SOON - TORONTO'S REVIEW OF PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS - JUNE, 2013
Watch this page for updates on what happens with Toronto's proposed plastic bag ban.
Don't litter and get free Tim's treat in Downtown Winnipeg
YOU can get a free Tim Hortons product if you are caught not littering downtown. The Downtown Biz and Take Pride Winnipeg have teamed up to launch a month-long anti-littering campaign to encourage Winnipeggers to stop littering downtown. The organizations announced that through November, its members will reward people they see throwing garbage into a receptacle.
The reward? A $5 Tim Hortons gift card. The organizations also unveiled Metro Enviro Man, a cartoon character with anti-litter messages.
As well, until Dec. 5, Metro Enviro Man is collecting pledges not to litter from people who then have the chance to win one of three entertainment prizes valued at $100.
Go here and click on programs for more information.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 8, 2012
NATIONAL CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEAN UP WEEK INVOLVED TENS OF THOUSANDS
The 2012 event ran from September 15 to 23 with more than 400 sites active across the country. Go the the Canadian website and see how you can become involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up.
GLOBAL EVENT: Let’s clean our beaches, record and recycle litter! (September 2, 2012)
Athens, Greece – On Saturday, September 15, International Coastal Cleanup Day 2012, hundreds of thousands of volunteers in 90 countries symbolically cleaned beaches, demonstrating in practice their sensitivity towards the marine environment.