On May 23rd Doze Day Volunteers teamed up with Surfriders to create another epic day of servicing our community, this time focusing on global clean up awareness. This event took place at Hinge Park where both teams dedicated the morning to cleaning the beautiful city of Vancouver by picking up misplaced garbage in efforts to keep the city clean and healthy. Amongst enjoying some fresh air and friendly faces, this event expanded awareness to one of the last socially acceptable forms of global littering," the disposing of cigarette butts”, contributing to 76% of the garbage harming the planet today along with plastics - both being the most dangerous types in marine wildlife. We explored new grounds with our tongs and buckets meanwhile competing to win a prize for collecting the most “butts” and within these couple hours, the winner picked up a shocking 113 butts alone! Impressive yet confirming the severity of the issue, change needs to be made.
Friends were made and opportunities for greater responsibilities were offered and within a short period of time together a new found respect for the environment was given. Whether your spreading the word or taking action, we can all make a difference, and today, we were especially glad we did, and in hopes, to have you be a part the movement!