Just in time for spring, the City of Ottawa is pleased to announce that GLAD Canada will sponsor the City’s popular spring and fall cleanup program. GLAD Cleaning the Capital is a citywide program that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to clean Ottawa parks, streets and waterways.
In 2016, 72,000 volunteers collected more than 58,182 kilograms of litter from 1,300 projects.
The spring edition of GLAD Cleaning the Capital takes place between April15 and May 15, with early bird registration beginning Wednesday, March 15.
I know that GLAD Cleaning the Capital will carry on the tradition of businesses and residents working together with the City to make Ottawa’s neighbourhoods, pathways and waterways cleaner and greener. GLAD has been a partner with the City for five years and I welcome them as the new title sponsor.
Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa
In addition to welcoming GLAD Canada as the new title sponsor, I also want to thank the 19 additional Ottawa area companies that are supporting the program. Once again, families and friends have the opportunity to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free.
Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of Transportation Committee, City of Ottawa
We are so excited to continue growing our partnership with the City of Ottawa, especially when the entire country is celebrating Canada’s 150th. As a brand and company, our goal is to promote both social and environmental responsibility by partnering with communities across Canada to help support their cleanup initiatives. We want to encourage residents, businesses and schools across our capital to spend a little bit of time cleaning up around their communities.
Matt Kohler, VP of Marketing at Clorox Canada, which owns the Glad brand.