In 2017, volunteers coordinated 1,546 cleanups and collected 71,232 kg of litter on 12,944 km of Canadian shoreline.

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Celebrating shoreline leadership
Honour Roll 2016

Stephanie Gustys


Location
Halifax, Novia Scotia

Member Since
2016


1

Cleanups Led

2

Cleanups Attended

245kg

of litter collected

Shoreline Cleanup at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax. Bottom right: Stephanie and her puppy Hunter.
Shoreline Cleanup at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax. Bottom right: Stephanie and her puppy Hunter.

2016 New Site Coordinator Winner

Noticing the amounts of trash in the areas where she began hiking with her new puppy, Stephanie was inspired to gather a group together for a cleanup. As a first time site coordinator, she organized not one but two cleanups. Stephanie used resourceful thinking by contacting local environmental groups to help recruit as many volunteers as possible. She felt great motivating her team and appreciated that despite a cold and rainy day, her volunteers were just as excited as ever to stay and clean.

Stephanie is no stranger to volunteer work, she is also involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, UNICEF, her local food bank, as well as drives for refugees and local animal shelters. Stephanie’s environmental commitment also reaches beyond the Shoreline Cleanup, from using eco-friendly products and growing food at home to encouraging waste reduction in her office and continually cleaning up her local shorelines on daily beach walks.

Jaynne Carre


Location
Edmonton, Alberta

Member Since
2011


22

Cleanups Led

84

Cleanups Attended

13,079kg

of litter collected

Jaynne also helps protect wildlife by volunteering at local nature-focused organizations.
Jaynne also helps protect wildlife by volunteering at local nature-focused organizations.

2016 Returning Site Coordinator Winner

Jaynne is an avid Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteer and an incredibly engaged member of her community. 2016 marks her 7th year with the Shoreline Cleanup coordinating a total of 9 cleanups this year alone. By recruiting her family, friends, fellow community members and bringing in media coverage for two new cleanup sites this year, Jaynne is a superstar motivator.

She spares no effort to ensure her volunteers, new and returning, are taken care of – from providing refreshments and sharing educational material, to staying on top of safety hazards and sending personal thank-you messages. She even gives special certificates to children who participate to encourage youth environmental appreciation.

Jaynne shows her commitment to environmental stewardship not only through involvement in the Shoreline Cleanup, but also by volunteering at a number of local nature focused organizations and making choices in her personal life and business to reduce waste.