As a proudly Canadian company, we have the immense honour and privilege to work with clients from coast-to-coast to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill. We are proud to have an impact across the country, with clients spanning from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia. Knowing that we are making a difference for our clients and the planet gives us all the motivation we could ever need to keep pushing forward every single day.
But sometimes, everyone needs a little reminder of what we are all working towards when we choose the RECYCLE bin instead of LANDFILL, or when we opt to put our food scraps in the COMPOST container instead of WASTE.
Today, we are sharing with you three special places in Canada that serve as a reminder to our team of why we do what we do to preserve our environment and protect Mother Nature.
WHERE: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia (located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay).
WHO: Pictured here, one of the technicians from our audit team, Erik Varner, sits atop the famous rocks of Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. As an East-Coaster who was born in Nova Scotia, raised in New Brunswick, and maintains a strong sense of pride in his Maritime roots, Erik considers Peggy’s Cove to be one of the most powerful reminders of why our earth is worth protecting.
WHAT: Nova Scotia is fittingly known as the “Ocean’s Playground,” and Peggy’s Cove is no exception. The stunning natural beauty of the Peggys’s Cove Coastal Region is second-to-none, and has been formed by millions of years of history in the making. When molten material first bubbled up from the Earth’s interior more than 400 million years ago, the rocks of the Great Nova Scotia Batholith were formed. Years of glacier migration, ocean tides, and moving ice ridges followed, shifting the landscape drastically and leaving behind the famous coast we now know today. If you visit Peggy’s Cove, you can see the marks left in the bedrock by the movement of glacial ice – a forever reminder of the natural history of this unforgettable spot.
Today, Peggy’s Cove has been declared a preservation area, and is a popular destination for tourists around the world. The famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is a ‘must-stop’ location for all visitors who wish to see the unparalleled beauty of the Atlantic coast
WHERE: Cathedral Grove, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia
WHO: Cara Bentley is pictured here, taking in the breathtaking beauty of Cathedral Grove. With many members of her family located in BC, the province holds a special place in her heart, and her many visits to the Western Coast have inspired her deep passion for protecting our planet.
WHAT: Located in MacMillan Provincial Park, Cathedral Grove is an old forest, with some of the biggest trees that most visitors will ever see. The beautiful Douglas Fir Trees tower over you as you make your way through a network of scenic trails. Some of the trees in the grove are more than 800 years old, making this grove not only a pillar of natural beauty, but one of untold history from the centuries behind us.
Cathedral Grove is protected by the Provincial Park, keeping an internationally significant number of Douglas Fir trees healthy and safe, making it truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Tourists visit from around the country and abroad to get a glimpse of the famous forest, and to experience the feeling of magnificence that comes with standing next to one of nature’s giants – the biggest of which within the park measure 250 feet in height, and 29 feet in circumference.
WHERE: Cobourg Beach, Ontario
WHO: Mac Brown, our Waste Audit Manager is pictured here admiring the shores of the Cobourg Beach, a place our entire team is grateful to call home
WHAT: Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Cobourg Beach draws tourists from all around the province and beyond. When the warm Ontario summers begin, there is no better place to be than at the beach. There are actually two main beaches in our little town – first, there is Victoria Beach which is kept groomed by the town and is located adjacent to Victoria Park. This is where most of the visitors go when the summer months arise. But there is also West Beach, a second beach in town in walkable distance from Victoria Beach. This one is left un-maintained and kept au-naturel, but is equal in its beauty. Both beaches are popular destinations for the MASS Team all summer long.
As huge fans of the beach we would also like to take this moment to gently remind all of our followers about doing your part to keep our shores clean and tidy this summer. Every year, we find broken pieces of plastic from discarded beach toys, take-out dining containers, clothing, cigarette butts, and more, washed up along the shoreline. We implore each of you to think about the material you bring with you to the beach, and make sure you bring it all home. Let’s keep our lake clean and waste free this year!