For over two years now, I've been living in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut and site of one of this year's northernmost Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup events! Part of the reason why there was so much garbage to collect along the main route is that Iqaluit is in desperate need for more public garbage and recycling bins. There are less than a handful along the main route through town.
I know, as an educator, that there are some lessons that will stay with my students and others that they will forget. Preserving our environment and protecting our waterways are two issues that are important to our survival, and the concept of environmental stewardship is embedded in our school's curriculum.