Tomorrow Starts Today
Adopt-a-Park: Cleanup and Park Watch

Since 2010, Across U-hub has launched a series of “Tomorrow Starts Today” programs, aimed at raising environmental awareness through stewardship activities. These activities include tree planting, neighbourhood cleanups, invasive species removal, cooking zero-waste meals, educational hiking trips, and more.

The project name stems from the idea that the future of the earth is in our hands today. With our vision fixed on a greener future, our actions today pave the way for a greener tomorrow.

Actions speak louder than words.
Starting from January 2024, Across U-hub has adopted RISEBROUGH PARK in our neighbourhood through the City of Markham’s Adopt-a-Park Program.

The Across U-hub community is excited to give special care to this city park by helping to maintain, beautify, enhance, and keep it safe for everyone to enjoy. Be a socially responsible citizen! Join us in regularly patrolling the park to keep our lands clean and green.

As of June 1, 2024, over 20 kg of garbage and recycling items were picked up.

When?

Upcoming Dates*:

  1. Jun 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
  2. Jul 23, 2024 (Tuesday)

Time:
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

*Please select as many sessions as you can in the registration form.

Where?

Gathering Location:
Across U-hub
(232 Hood Road, Markham)

Who?

  • Age 16 or above
  • For everyone eager to make a positive impact for our planet

Capacity: 10

How Much?

Free of charge

Previous Sessions:

  1. April 17, 2024 (Wednesday)
  2. April 23, 2024 (Tuesday) Afternoon – Earth Week Community Cleanup
  3. April 23, 2024 (Tuesday) Evening – Earth Week Community Cleanup

What is Adopt-a-Park?

The City of Markham’s Adopt-a-Park Program has been established as an environmental stewardship and public service initiative. This program provides an opportunity for volunteers to enhance their local park system by keeping the areas free of debris and serving as the city’s eyes and ears through Park Watch.

What are our responsibilities as Adopt-a-Park volunteers?

  • Acts as park ambassadors
  • Keep the park free of litter
  • Report any damage caused by storms, vandalism, graffiti and illegal dumping
  • Monitor the park’s upkeep and report maintenance requirements
  • Promote public awareness of parks and recreation activities

Objectives

  • Learn to be a socially responsible citizen by caring for a city park, helping to maintain, beautify, enhance, and keep it safe for everyone to enjoy.
  • Raise environmental awareness and promote a sustainable future.
  • Discuss concrete tips and tricks to reduce our daily environmental impacts.

What will the workshop include?

  • Litter pickup at Risebrough Park and nearby neighbourhoods.
  • Patrol the park to monitor its facilities and report any damage and maintenance requirements.
  • Engage in interactive group activities and discussion to enhance environmental awareness.

What to wear and bring?

  • Long pants
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpacks to carry personal belongings