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October 2023 Cleanup

at Rouge Park&Beach with EcoSparks

In October 2023, HNP and community members took part in our annual October clean-up! These clean-ups are a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded individuals and make a positive impact. HNP collaborated with 5 Eco Spark staff and with over 20+ volunteers, the event was a sucess. In the 5 hour event, the team was able to fully clean 3 trails at Rouge Park. Thank you to EcoSparks for collaborating with us on this event!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Rouge Park/Beach (195 Rouge Hills Dr, Scarborough, ON

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Importance of Cleanups

  • An Estimated one tonne of waste is produced per person yearly in Ontario.

  • Approximately 10,000 tonnes of plastic ends up in Ontario’s lakes/rivers yearly.

  • Ontario’s solid waste emitted 3.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

  • More microplastics are being found in the Great Lakes than in oceans.

  • Microplastics are then transferred from aquatic animals to humans.

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