Community Cleanup for a Greener Tomorrow
More than 400 community volunteers from Iqaluit participated in the annual Community Cleanup event in June as part of the Government of Nunavut’s ongoing anti-littering campaign.
The successful Iqaluit Community Cleanup was sponsored in part by The North West Company and NorthMart. Funds from the North West Company’s Greener Tomorrow initiative were used to provide volunteers with gloves, garbage bags and water, as well as discounted products for the post-cleanup BBQ. The NorthMart Tim Hortons also provided complimentary coffee and Timbits at the BBQ.
The Greener Tomorrow initiative encourages residents to shop with re-usable bags by charging a 25 cent fee per plastic bag. All funds collected from the surcharge go towards community based environmental initiatives such as community cleanup events.