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Clean-up gets a caffeine jolt

Employees from 12 different Starbucks outlets in the city will use their coffee breaks to pick up garbage - and, they're challenging everyone do use their coffee breaks to do the same.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, people are encouraged to take 20 minutes and clean-up garbage around your home, business, school or wherever you happen to be.

"This is the seventh annual '20 Minute Makeover,' and we're thrilled to have Starbucks on board this year," says Waste Reduction Facilitator, Rae Stewart.

"Over the years, literally thousands of people have participated in this event, from school groups to service organizations, church groups, families, coworkers and friends. It's inspiring to see that level of commitment."

Stewart says it's a great example of a local business showing community pride and corporate responsibility.

"We're committed to helping communities thrive wherever we do business," says Starbucks team leader, Shannon Le Blanc.

"Our goal is to inspire our partners and invite our customers to get involved in volunteering opportunities year round."

If you can't manage a cleanup on Wednesday as part of the '20 Minute Makeover,' you're reminded the entire month of April is officially Community Clean Up Month.

To arrange your own cleanup and get free litter bags and gloves and arrange to have the garbage you collect picked up, contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.



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