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20-Minute Makeover Results
WHITEHORSE – The 20th anniversary of the 20-minute makeover was a huge success today. This year, once again, we witnessed a tremendous turnout in response to the City’s challenge.
A whopping 3,800 kilograms of litter and garbage was cleaned up from Whitehorse properties, alleyways and greenbelts. Yukon government collected 2,350 kilograms, the Whitehorse business community collected 800 kilograms and the City of Whitehorse collected 650 kilograms.
This is more than twice the total amount that was collected last year (1,750 kilograms).
“Congratulations to the Yukon government for winning,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “We’re also proud of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce for defending its title and winning the Champion Sorters award for a second year in a row. Ultimately, everyone wins today. Our community looks fantastic and it was great to see so many people getting involved and taking pride in our community.”
The Champion Sorters award was created for the team that diverted the most waste from our landfill. This year, the Whitehorse business community brought items such as cardboard, paper and metal.
“It’s inspiring to see our governments, the private sector and the community working together to keep our neighbourhoods beautiful. If we can put the same collective effort and enthusiasm into creating the necessary Zero Waste infrastructure, policies and programs, reaching 80-90% diversion in our communities won’t just be possible, it will be easy,” said Ira Webb, Program Coordinator with Zero Waste Yukon and yesterday’s guest judge for the Champions Sorters award.
This is one of many steps the City is taking towards a more environmentally sustainable community.
Visit whitehorse.ca/cleanup for more information.
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse