Butt Blitz Volunteer
(A Greener Future)
Opportunity Details: Butt Blitz Volunteer
|Contact||Nicole Henderson, Program Coordinator, A Greener Future; Phone: 906-396-8231; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.
Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter found at our cleanups. These small plastic filters are one of the most common forms of litter globally and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.
We’re calling on volunteers from across Canada to pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!
We are looking for Butt Blitz Volunteers in communities across Canada to join us in picking up butts locally throughout the month of April. Join a local team, or take part wherever you are!
The Butt Blitz will run from April 1st to 30th, 2023. Our goal is to collect and remove 1 million cigarette butts over the course of a month!
As a Butt Blitz Volunteer, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment.
All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest to improve your local environment!
Volunteer Responsibilities: - Review and understand the Butt Blitz Volunteer Information Package - Sign a virtual Liability Waiver - Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts - Drop off your cigarette butt collection to a local team coordinator (or mail in your own collection if participating independently) - Attend virtual team meetings via Zoom (optional; 3 in total, max 30 minutes in length) - Attend a team Butt Blitz cleanup locally (optional) If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the form below!
All participants must be 19+ (18+ in Alberta or Quebec)
|More Info Link||https://www.agreenerfuture.ca/the-butt-blitz|
|Benefits||Clean your local environment, reduce eco anxiety, and improve mental health!|
|Ages||19 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Nature / Environment|
|Commitment Length||Short Term (3 months or less) - For the month of April|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering - Ontario|
|Number of Positions||Bruce County ; Grey County ; Muskoka District ; Northumberland County ; Parry Sound District ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County
50 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided|
|Police Check||Not Required|