Ottawa spring cleaning...brought to you by IKEA

One thing I don't like about spring is all the garbage that resurfaces on the streets and on the sidewalks. They're usually pretty dirty. I guess, it's inevitable but I cringe whenever I see someone throwing stuff on the ground either while walking or even while driving. Isn't this illegal in Ottawa?

Ottawa street trash
source: Flickr (Ed Bilodeau)

There is hope. I recently came across a really good initiative by IKEA. It's the IKEA Ottawa's 4th Annual Spring Neighbourhood cleanup event! Basically IKEA will be cleaning up the neighborhood around their store, Sunday May 3rd. Here's an exerpt of their event :

IKEA logo

Once again, IKEA Co-workers are cleaning up the neighbourhoods around the IKEA store. We think it's important to have safe and clean communities and we invite you, our customers and local neighbours, to join in to make this happen!

  • Registration and FREE IKEA breakfast 9am-10am
  • Participants will be entered into a draw for 1 of 10 eco-friendly IKEA prize packs
  • Gloves & garbage bags are provided
  • Event happens rain or shine

Register at the IKEA Ottawa Customer Service Desk OR Email our store Environmental Coordinator at errn@memo.ikea.com

Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 28th at 9pm

Kuddos to them! Hopefully this will inspire others (merchants and citizens alike) to do the same.

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