Lynne stands beside a pile of collected trashRotarians Jim S. and Lynne saw a need in their neighbourhood on Earth Day and sprang into action. Because that's what Rotarians do:

"Lynne and I spent a few hours on Earth Day cleaning up a half-kilometre section of Gryffin Lodge Road, nearest the exit from Highway 11," said Jim. "This area has become a weekly dumping ground and, even though it had been cleaned up by another resident two weeks ago, we collected three large contactor size garbage bags that included numerous containers from Macdonald’s, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and Wendy’s."

He said they also collected 36 beer cans and 17 one-litre oil containers, some still half full.

"Other items included a cell phone, ball cap, eye glasses, and a shirt," added Jim. 

A tarp covered in collected trash.

Supporting the environment, in ways both small and large, is one of Rotary International's areas of focus. 
"Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact," according to Rotary International. 
You can read Why Climate Change is Rotary's Business at to learn more.