The holidays are synonymous with year-end giving and this year in particular nonprofits needed our support. I’ve written extensively how every dollar can add up to meaningful change for our communities. If you’ve been following my blog, you know litter is also a common theme.
When you pick up litter, you’re also giving—giving back to the environment. After being frustrated with seeing litter on our trails, I launched Make a Pact, Pack It Out, an online initiative using social media (primarily Instagram) to encourage people to post pictures of litter they find and pack out using the hashtag #makeapactpackitout. The response has been impressive, with nearly 1,000 pictures tagged!
As part of Make a Pact, Pack it Out, I’ve connected online with like-minded litter picker-uppers near and far, one of whom is Brett Porter, a high school student from Ontario, Canada. I’m honored my last blog post of 2017 highlights Brett and the good work he and his friends are doing.
Tell me a little bit about yourself
I live in Ennismore, Ontario, Canada, and go to school in Peterborough, the closest city nearby. I’m in my last year of high school, and plan on attending either Ryerson for communications or Wilfred Laurier for social and environmental justice next year. My three main hobbies are reading, writing, and playing video games. I also enjoy volunteering at a local cat shelter, ARK (Animal Rescue Krew). This is where I adopted my favorite critter in the whole world: my cat, Luna. [Continue Reading]