Jen Pate & Elaine McKinnon
Love Your Greats Mission Leaders & Adventure Scientists
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 citizen scientists joined across the region to collect water samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative and to orchestrate shoreline cleanups for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach Program.
This really is an amazing story of people’s love for the Great Lakes and their desire to protect them for the future. When asked why they signed up, the most common answer was people’s individual responsibility to care for their backyard.
We believe that people’s personal stories are the best way to explore what happened that day. So, to see how people took part, have a look at the Love Your Greats Instagram Page where all their photos, videos and words were shared throughout the day.
But the efforts don’t stop now that this one-day event is over. We are planning an annual Love Your Greats day each August that gets people outdoors, enjoying the lakes and waterways while doing something meaningful to protect them. For more info and to keep posted on developments, check out www.loveyourgreats.com.
Together, we can make such an amazing difference in the face of global environmental issues such as plastic pollution. Join the community and show us how you Love Your Greats!