Submitted Media Release

The City of Brantford encourages residents to be part of the largest environmental volunteer event in history by joining a community-wide litter clean-up event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd. As part of a worldwide Global Clean-Up campaign, the City, in partnership with the County of Brant, the Brant County Health Unit, the Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, and community volunteers are organizing a series of community clean-ups across the community throughout the week of April 19-25th, 2020.

The City will provide participating residents with clean-up kits including gloves, garbage bags, recycling bags, flags for hazardous material and instructions for registered groups and individuals.

The event is part of the City’s Clean Brantford campaign that was introduced to Councillors at their Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

“The Clean Brantford campaign aims to tackle littering with a three-prong approach,” said Rochelle Rumney, City of Brantford Climate Change Officer. “We are starting with this city-wide litter clean up event on Earth Day, and will continue awareness and education efforts all year long. We need to take care of our city and the wider environment and keeping it clean is a great place to start.”

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our event volunteers and sponsors including, The Brantford Expositor, the Grand River Environmental Group, Intrigue Media Brantford, and the Brantford-Brant Earth Week Committee. We greatly appreciate their generous contribution of time and resources towards this event.

To learn more about how to get involved in the City’s Earth Day Clean-Up campaign and to register your group or as an individual, please visit: brantford.ca/EarthDay or call the City’s Parks Services department at 519-756-4150.

Participating residents are also encouraged to share their clean-up efforts on social media using the hashtags #EarthDay50, #CleanBrantford and #TrashTag.

To learn more about how you can be involved in the City’s Climate Action Plan, please visit brantford.ca/climateaction or contact Rochelle Rumney, Climate Change Officer, City of Brantford, at [email protected]