Post Number: 192
|Posted on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 08:34 am: ||
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a great tool to coordinate either a community Earth Day event, or as part of your beginning of the year kick off. In both cases, this organization does a lot of online advertising for you, and has some great resources for you to use. I would suggest a small group of NCOs tackle this with some help from a youth leader or even a parent who wants to get involved since there is both a youth leader manual and a manual geared for a youth-coordinator. Lot's of downloadable posters, participation badges and certificates, and information packages that can be linked into one of your weekly meetings.
I've run this for the last two years in a row and have had great success in linking additional youth groups to help out, as well as getting community support and awareness. Have a quick read through the website and see if you can use this ready-made programming as part of your next Environmental Awareness Proficiency.