Wide shot of large group of volunteers at park

Sheridan hosts Brampton community cleanup and officially adopts park

May 19, 2022
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The City of Brampton’s Fletcher’s Green Community Park and Sheridan’s Davis campus are looking a lot cleaner today after members of the community pitched in to help make the park clean and green again on Tuesday, May 17. Sheridan is proud to announce that it will officially be adopting Fletcher’s Green Community Park as part of the college’s commitment to being a good neighbour in the community.

Around 90 Sheridan employees, students and community partners came together to clean the park and adjacent campus. Partners from Peel Regional Police, Brampton Fire, Brampton By-Law, Brampton Recreation, Rotary Club of Brampton and Extendicare Brampton, along with Deputy Mayor Martin Medeiros and City Councillor Jeff Bowman were in attendance for this impressive display of community spirit.

Small group of park cleanup volunteers

“We’re called to exhibit principled leadership and to protect and restore the natural heritage of this community,” said Herbert Sinnock, Sheridan’s Director of Sustainability. “We continue to take opportunities to engage with bright and concerned members of our broader community who want to see change. It’s important to continually reflect on whether the systems we encounter in our day-to-day lives create the impacts we intend for the world.”

The event also served as the announcement of Sheridan’s Be a Good Neighbour program to encourage our students to uphold their civic responsibilities and demonstrate care and respect for their communities. The program’s focus is to strengthen community engagement and help our students develop good citizenship and learn tenant rights and responsibilities. Sheridan’s Student Affairs teams are working on a Be a Good Neighbour Guide, which will launch to students at the end of May.

“Campus clean-ups have been a long-standing tradition here at Sheridan,” said Sheldon Pereira, Sheridan Vice Provost, Student Experience and Enrolment Management. “We are committed to hosting environmental stewardship initiatives at this park, like clean-ups, several times a year in addition to what we do to keep our own campuses clean and green. Caring for our broader surrounding community is a powerful value to model and impart to our students.”

Park volunteers gather bags of garbage

The Sheridan community cares deeply about sustainability initiatives and understands the importance of taking care of the land we are proud to learn and work on. It is our goal to help foster healthy and thriving communities.

This event was a partnership between Sheridan’s Student Affairs, Sustainability and External Relations teams.

Learn more about Sustainability at Sheridan here.

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