Aurelio's Pizza is proud to partner with Shedd Aquarium for their upcoming Great Lakes Action Day (GLAD) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
The Aurelio's team will hit the 12th Street Beach south of the concession stand to pick up trash, recyclables and will record what items they find.
"Aurelio's Pizza is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that the beaches, as well as the water we drink are clean so we can enjoy and preserve the Great Lakes for future generations," said Aurelio's President Joe Aurelio. "Last year, we had fifteen volunteers come out to the 12th Street Beach and we picked up over thirty pounds of garbage."
Since 2007, Aurelio's Pizza has been donating pizzas to feed Shedd Aquarium volunteers participating in Great Lakes Action Days. The Great Lakes region is home to more than 3,500 plant and animal species-and 40 million people.
The Great Lakes ecosystem is made up of lakes, rivers, wetlands, dunes, prairies and forests. These events are held year-round at natural areas along the local Lake Michigan shore and throughout the Chicago metro area.
In 2016, more than 2,100 GLAD volunteers contributed over 5,800 hours of service. These volunteers picked up a total of 4,223.52 pounds of trash and recyclables off the shores of Lake Michigan and various forests preserves surrounding the Chicagoland area.