During the last week, Jade and I decided to meet up again at Town Centre to collect more garbage for about 30 minutes. It was a good experience as we were able to help out our community again. Although we had picked garbage previously, the amount of garbage in the area was not any less. There was still a significant amount of garbage in the area. We began collecting garbage from the parking lot, where we met up, and from there we went down the walkway, and around the grass. We made sure to visit areas such as Rocky point Ice Cream, as well as the park by the track as it was quite busy.
This was one of the items that we collected throughout our garbage pick up.
Similarly to our previous success, we were able to collect a good amount of garbage in the area. As we were not able to stay a long duration, our garbage bag was about half full. Another major success we had, is that we visited the busier areas of the area. Rather than going through the trails and areas with less attraction, we went to areas with more occupancy and attraction. These areas include the main pathways, seating areas, and the park.
Our main problem throughout our action plan, is finding the time to meet up. As we have very different extra curriculars and schedules, finding a reasonable time for us to both meet up is difficult. Our main solution is constant communication. As we have each others numbers, we have been contacting each other constantly, setting up times for us to meet up. We scheduled two different meet ups, but unfortunately each one of us canceled at different occasions as other urgencies came up. Luckily, our continuous communication allowed us to find a date for us to meet up and collect garbage once again, although it was only for a short time. In the future, we plan on meeting up for longer periods to collect garbage in different areas.
Our next goal, is to pick up garbage at schools. As we have already picked up garbage around Town Centre, we wish to expand our area of clean up by visiting schools near Town Centre, as they are also very busy areas. Some schools we plan on visiting are, Glen Eagle Secondary, Scott Creek Middle School, and Eagle Ridge Elementary. We decided on visiting schools because there are many children and adolescents there who are still growing and may not have the best motivation to dispose of garbage correctly. Hopefully, we are able to make an impact throughout these new areas.