Helping out at Karma Teachers (by Donation Yoga Studio in Vancouver)
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Dozē Day - Beach Clean with Surfriders Vancouver Chapter and SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation)
May 10, 2013
Another success! It was so wonderful to see so many new faces at the beach! 13 Doze Goers met at English Bay to clean up the beach with Doze partners Surfriders and SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation).
We strolled along English Bay from 11am – 1pm picking up everything from cigarette butts, bottles, bags, socks, doors and much more! Matt Unger from SPEC spent the morning talking to us all about SPEC, their vision and mission and how they are working to make a difference. Spec is a non-profit whose mission is to educate, activate and empower citizens in the Lower Mainland and Georgia Basin to reduce their ecological footprint and build healthy, sustainable cities.
After cleaning the beach the Doze Team came together to have a conversation about what we can do in our own lives to reduce our ecological footprint. We had some great ideas and many personal goals and commitments were made. Small things like bringing your own to-go coffee mug to the coffee shop or containers when you are picking up to go sushi. It might seem irrelevant and too small to make a difference, but it's our collective efforts and changes in habit that is what will make a difference.
After the chat we took some group photos of Doze, SPEC and Surfriders and then crossed the street to The Boathouse and enjoyed some beer Thank you Boathouse for the sponsorship!
Thank you everyone who joined us, it was a fun event. Keep posted for the next Doze Day! Check out photos on our facebook page: Doze Day 3 Photos
"It was a great day guys. Thanks for organizing. It made me realize how much more I can be doing for my own city as well as Van. You can't always assume other people will deal properly with their own rubbish, even in a beautiful setting such as a beach or walking track. You can help educate them though. See you all Friday hopefully!" -Steph Carew
"Thanks for organizing it amigos! I had a wunderbar time! Here's a little reflection: It's all in the details when it comes to cleaning our beaches. Even though larger items of waste are unsightly and mar our pristine coast, the true danger lies in the ingestible particles of plastic and styrofoam that are often mistaken for food by our fishes. Dispose of the large garbage before it permeates as a thousand particles." -Geoff Manton
"For those who would say that what we accomplished today amounts to just a drop in the ocean, I would say what is any ocean but a multitude of drops.~ Cloud Atlas" -Trelawny Bell