Join our team in the community!

We host and participate in a variety of events, from community cleanups, eco-fairs, public presentations and everything in-between. 

Interested in bringing the U of T Trash Team to your next event? Contact us.

Sea(Bin) Dive!

Marina Quay West 539 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

Join PortsToronto and the U of T Trash Team for a free (Sea)Bin Dive at Marina Quay West! Since 2019, the Toronto Harbour has been home to trash trapping devices called Seabins that work to divert tens of thousands of pieces of small plastic from Lake Ontario each year. These floating waste bins act likeContinue reading "Sea(Bin) Dive!"

Urban Litter Challenge

Celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup with the U of T Trash Team by joining one of our community cleanups. Hosted in neighbourhoods in and around the Toronto area, we'll prevent litter in our watershed from entering Lake Ontario and its connected tributaries! Volunteers will collect data on the type and amount of litter collected, whichContinue reading "Urban Litter Challenge"

The International Trash Trap Network Workshop: West Africa

Globally, the contamination of plastic waste in freshwater and marine ecosystems is increasing. We estimate that roughly 30 million tonnes of plastic waste entered aquatic ecosystems in 2020. If we continue business as usual, this number may increase as much as three-fold by 2030. There is no time to waste, and we all must doContinue reading "The International Trash Trap Network Workshop: West Africa"

Kicking Plastic’s Butt!: An Evening with U of T Trash Team

Patagonia 500 King St W (Toronto) 500 King St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Join us on January 19th for an evening mixer with the U of T Trash Team. Come view the latest artistic iteration of our Kicking Plastic’s Butt! campaign in the Patagonia Toronto store windows and learn more about the team’s latest projects and initiatives. The Kicking Plastic's Butt! campaign demonstrates how cigarette butts are plastic pollution andContinue reading "Kicking Plastic’s Butt!: An Evening with U of T Trash Team"

Home Waste Audit

Start off the new year with the University of Toronto Trash Team! It's the start of a new year, are you wondering how you can increase your waste literacy and circularity? Back by popular demand, you can join the University of Toronto Trash Team's Home Waste Audit and challenge yourself to reduce your waste asContinue reading "Home Waste Audit"

Adams Sustainability Award Ceremony

Hart House Great Hall 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We'll be tabling as part of the showcase during the annual Adams Sustainability Award ceremony, celebrating the community of sustainability-minded students, faculty and staff at the University of Toronto! Event Schedule: Hosted by the University of Toronto Committee for the Environment, Climate Change & Sustainability as part of the 2022-23 Adams Sustainability Celebration

Earth Day Cleanup

ET Seton Park 73 Thorncliffe Park Dr, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Help clean the Don River in this annual event hosted by Don't Mess With the Don. While cleaning, drop by our table to chat waste literacy, and meet other localContinue reading "Earth Day Cleanup"

Science Rendezvous

University of Toronto - St George Campus 55 St George St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Plastic In My Watershed! Participants will learn about plastic pollution in our watersheds and how our organization uses a solutions-based approach to research plastic pollution. In the first activity, participantsContinue reading "Science Rendezvous"