October 2022 Cleanup
Samuel Connor Pond
Thank you so much to the 250+ volunteers who signed up for our community cleanup at Samuel Connor Pond! This event was a huge success and lots of fun. A huge thank-you goes out to 786 Pizza, who sponsored pizza as lunch for our event. As well, thank you to Councillor Santos who supported us and made the event possible - we hope to work with you on future events in Brampton!
It is important to keep the environment clean because reducing waste will not only protect the environment but will also save on costs or reduce expenses for disposal. Moreover, if waste is not removed, it can produce toxins that can harm the environment, ultimately leading to poor health in plants, animals, and humans.
HNP Ontario hosted the October cleanup to accomplish the goal of preventing this types of potential environmental issues. Participants gained insight on the effects of harmful environmental toxins and chemicals in the air due to improper waste disposal that end up in ponds, lakes, and rivers.
Interesting Facts About The Samuel Connor Pond
It is a fishing pond with a variety of birds living around the area (depending on the season):
- American Goldfinch
- Blue Jays
- Downy Woodpecker
- Black-capped Chickadees
Importance of Cleanups
Three ways we can help:
An Estimated one tonne of waste is produced per person every year in Ontario.
Approximately 10,000 tonnes of plastic ends up in Ontario’s lakes and rivers yearly.
Ontario’s solid waste emitted 3.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide which furthers global warming.
More microplastics are being found in many strips in the Great Lakes than in oceans
Microplastics are then transferred from aquatic animals to humans.