It has been a long time since we have heard anything good about the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. For the past couple of years, the organization has bee rife with scandal, as OLG employees and vendors were exposed for taking advantage of the lottery system. Now, the OLG is finally a part of some good news, as the organization is taking part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for 2011.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an environmental initiative launched by the WWF and the Vancouver Aquarium. The goal of the project is to clean up shoreline waste that is caused by litter in order to improve environmental conditions across the country.
Several hundred OLG employees will take part in the cleanup, working under the organization’s Bet on Green group. This project was launched in 2007 to promote environmental awareness among OLG customers and employees. So far, the group has achieved some significant successes, including reducing the paper usage caused by printing lottery tickets.
This year will mark the third year that the OLG has been involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This will also be the first year that the organization is a provincial sponsor for this worthy cause.