Our Mission

To teach students to respect and understand our environment though the theory of small consistent actions and basic environmental knowledge.

Our Vision

To create a circular economy and sustainable planet for future generations where people will make impactful decisions in their everyday life.

We Make A Big Impact One Small Consistent Action At A Time

73
CLEANUPS
853
BAGS FILLED
8000+
STUDENTS IMPACTED
21000+
Cigarette Butts

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CLEANUPS

Since July 2017 PickWaste has completed over 70 cleanups filling 800+ bags of litter and recycling. They have 2 teams that meet up every Saturday for one hour.

SPEAKING

Sam and Dillon have spoken to over 8000 students in the past year. They share empowering environmental information that students need to hear.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PickWaste hosts community events to get other people involved and to provide other companies with the opportunity to give back. Past events include A&W’s campaign to remove straws, Awareness day, CG Cigarette Butt Blitz.

Our Fantastic Team

Dillon Mendes

Co-Founder

Dillon Mendes is one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25, social entrepreneur, and TEDx speaker. He is looking forward to bringing his experience as a sustainability risk analyst at Deloitte Canada as well as a connector for the League of Innovators to help build this social venture.

 

In his spare time, Dillon enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, working out, spending time with family and watching Shark Tank!

Sam Demma

Co-Founder

Sam Demma is a 19-year-old TEDx speaker, avid reader & one of the top 25 under 25 environmentalists all throughout Canada. In addition, he is the youngest member of an advanced toastmasters group, and acts as a connector for the League of Innovators.

 

Away from work, Sam loves dancing, experiencing different cultures, staying physically fit, and eating avocados.

Katie Wallace

Board Advisor

Katie is an international speaker, 2x founder, and social entrepreneur harnessing the power of business for social good. Katie also serves as CEO for Hux’s non profit and is the host of the sustainable league.

Katie Zeppieri

Board Advisor

Katie is a social entrepreneur, radio panelist, speaker and author of the GIRL TALK book. She is passionate about empowering youth, using business as a tool for bettering the world, and creating events that inspire.

Scott Berty

Board Advisor

Head of Sales at Trufan, Lifelong learner and traveler who has taken the traditional route to a career as an entrepreneur. He strives to streamline cost effective business processes, marketing or content campaigns.

Judi Fox

Board Advisor

Judi fox is a Linkedin & business coach and in 2018 her videos collected over 3 millions views on the platform. She is also involved in sustainability initiatives and has been in the industry for over 10 years.

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