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 August 25, 2015

Cleanliness becomes more important...

...when godliness is unlikely. ~P.J O'Rourke

Did you know that British Columbia has over 27,000km of coastline, making up about 10% of Canada's coast? That you might double that figure if you include lakeshores and rivers? And did you know that last year alone, over 130,000kg of trash was collected from it during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup?

Cigarette debris, plastic wrap and plastic bottles are the top three items that you're likely to find on a BC beach. This month you're invited to be part of the solution simply by getting outside and collecting them. Wouldn't you rather see only driftwood, shells and smooth stones on our shores? Me too. Why not join a local cleanup as a participant, or consider organizing a cleanup yourself? It's a great reason to go out for a walk with friends.

If you're looking for a great pickup line this week...try this one out:

"Want to meet at the beach? I've got garbage bags."


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