These 4 students are helping reduce the amount of plastic waste and litter in Georgian Bay. This summer, they are helping GBF's Project Coordinators Nicole Dimond and Brooke Harrison work towards the goals of our Diversion 2.0 project and Divert and Capture Collingwood project. While these 4 students are based in Collingwood, you'll see them out and about in many communities in Georgian Bay. Please do not hesitate to ask them any questions about their work mitigating plastic waste pollution. Their main activities will be ogranizing and supporting weekly shoreline cleanups, charcterizing the waste with volunteers from litter trapping devices positioned by GBF and our partners in Georgian Bay, installing microfibre/plastics filters in volunteer households in Collingwood, and providing education on reducing plastic waste and litter to as many people as possible.
- Please REGISTER for 1-hour lunchtime webinars in the Tackling Plastic Pollution" at this link.
Hi! My name is Emma Christensen, I recently completed my second year of University at Dalhousie studying Environmental Sustainability. I have always loved Georgian Bay. I was raised and went to school in Thornbury and Collingwood and I have spent my 19 summers in Bayfield Inlet on Georgian Bay at my cottage. I am honoured and thrilled to be spending the summer of 2021 contributing to the efforts of GBF in protecting Georgian Bay’s natural health and beauty.
Hi! My name is Bronwyn Kirby. I grew up and live in Alliston, ON. I am an Environmental Sustainability student at Lakehead University. From a young age I have always been passionate about many environmental issues. I am excited to share my passion about environmental issues and solutions surrounding Georgian Bay. Plastic is polluting every ecosystem on earth; the plastic visible to us is only the tip of the trash heap. It is vitally important to spread awareness about environmental issues and how as a community we can work together to reduce and eliminate plastic waste. Georgian Bay is such a beautiful and unique area, I am so excited to make a difference in a place I call home. I am thrilled to be on the GBF team this summer making a change in protecting our waterways.
Hey! My name is Kerri, I am a third-year biology student out of Queen’s university with a focus in animal physiology and ecosystem conservation. I developed a love for the outdoors by spending my childhood between cottaging on the shores of Lake Erie and snowboarding on the hills around Collingwood. I am excited to work with the Georgian Bay Forever this summer because of their dedication to finding solutions for important environmental issues and I believe that working with the community towards mutual goals is key to implementing those long-term strategies.
My name is Sofie Ohrling I am a plastic pollution program assistant for Georgian Bay Forever this summer! I am a second-year Biology student at the University of Victoria. I grew up in Collingwood Ontario and am lucky to have enjoyed swimming, paddle boarding and canoeing on Georgian bay throughout the years! I am excited to work with the Georgian Bay Forever team to reduce micro plastics in Georgian Bay and help preserve the environment for future generations!