Protect the Ocean with GCT
Global Container Terminals Canada is sponsoring an inspiring community event, read PickUp3's message below:
World Oceans Day is celebrated June 8 every year and the 2022 theme is Revitalization: collective action for the ocean.
Here in Delta, an exciting movement is being launched this month to inspire collective action to improve ocean health. Ocean Ambassadors Canada, sponsored jointly by the City of Delta, Global Container Terminals Canada, and the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen have developed the PickUp3 movement—an easy and fun way for Deltan’s to help protect our local marine environment and keep our local beaches clean and safe. PickUp3 is a growing movement driven by communities that care. These communities want to remove plastic and other waste from our beaches, educate on the importance of ocean health and inspire people to take action and care for their oceans
If you are interested in helping or want to learn more about PickUp3 and the Ocean Ambassadors, join the team at our launch event at Fred Gingell Park on Saturday, June 18 at 11:00 AM. In addition to a beach clean-up event, we will also have remarks from local leaders, marine pollution information, science experiments for families, and some time to socialize and meet other community members with complimentary refreshments.
PickUp3 has three simple steps. First, community members visit a local beach. Second, they pick up at least three pieces of trash. Finally, participants dispose of their trash, and use the QR code found on City of Delta garbage cans to log the trash they threw away. The trash is then aggregated in an online “trash meter” which shows how much garbage has been picked up from local beaches. This program will help Deltans do their part to keep our marine environments clean, safe, and healthy.
PickUp3 relies heavily on volunteers, and we are reaching out to local youth organizations to get the community engaged. With the help of our volunteers, we are hoping to reach the following three goals:
- 30,000 pieces of trash removed from Delta beaches
- 4000+ people inspired to participate in our communities
- 2000+ youth pledged to be Ocean ambassadors
Learn more about the program: https://pickup3.org/ or follow on social media: