Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cleaning up this town...

For the second year in a row, Acart's Cause Loop (our corporate social responsibility committee) organized a clean up of the block of Nepean Street in front of our downtown Ottawa office.

Everyone who could spare an hour came out in amusingly decorated hazmat suits to remove a year's worth of cigarette butts, beer caps, Timmy's cups and worse from our block.

We had a good time, thanks to the unbridled enthusiasm of my 5-year-old son (a nature-lovin' litter-hater who pitched in last year as well). And hopefully we showed the neighbours and passers by that we are proud of — and dedicated to — our inner-city community.

Plus we had the pleasure of noting that the street was much cleaner this year than last. And we only had to deal with two dead birds, one "white balloon" (as I called it to my son) and two (empty) dope baggies!

See more pics below, or view the whole (growing) photo album on our Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. Yay... i do like the street sweep!!