World Cleanup Day unites millions across the globe to create a more sustainable world by encouraging the removal of trash from our beaches, shorelines and inland trails.
In recognition of this year’s World Cleanup Day on September 16, we are sharing how much it meant to Inter Pipeliners across our operating areas to roll up their sleeves to clean the communities where they live and work earlier this year. More than 150 Inter Pipeliners across 12 locations took part in our annual community cleanups known as Clean4Change, a campaign powered by the international non-profit organization the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which Inter Pipeline has been a member of since 2021.
Clean4Change is a global effort to inspire action in communities wherever water meets land – and Inter Pipeliners met the challenge by picking up garbage along rivers and lakes, and everywhere in between. We’re proud to join the Clean4Change community that to date has collectively picked up more that 1.5 million pieces of litter all over the world.
“This is our home, and we need to take care of it so that we can enjoy it now and for the future generations,” said Inter Pipeline’s Lydia Blais who took part in the company’s cleanup event at the ÎNÎW Park in Edmonton.
Watch the video below to see what it means to our employees to take the time to keep our communities clean.
See a list of cities and towns below where you may have spotted Inter Pipeliners hard at work earlier this year:
- Calgary (Confederation Park, Elbow Island Park, Shouldice Park, Patrick Airlie School, West Hillhurst)
- Fort McMurray
- Fort Saskatchewan
- Sherwood Park
Our Partnership with Alliance to End Plastic Waste
In March 2021, Inter Pipeline proudly became a member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a non-profit organization with the vision of ending plastic waste in the environment. Focused on the four areas of infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, as well as environmental clean-up, this diverse and growing network is dedicated to tackling the plastic waste challenge. The AEPW makes a difference through its plastic waste reduction projects around the world. The organization supports communities to build sustainable waste management systems and focuses on innovating at the earliest stages of product design to facilitate reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics in support of sustainable models.
We were among the first Canadian companies to join the Alliance to End Plastic Waste since it formed in 2019. Our membership with the AEPW complements our leading efforts in Alberta to remove plastic waste from the environment through our Plastics Research in Action initiative with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Together, with policy makers, non-governmental organizations and local communities, we join the global fight to end plastic waste in our environment.