At The Control Group, we don’t limit our garbage collection to just memory management.
Every year we team up with I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for our annual beach cleanup. The nonprofit, founded in 1954, has been promoting environmental education and awareness in San Diego County for over six decades.
On September 15, dozens of The Control Group employees equipped themselves with gloves, trash bags, and pickers. After a quick tutorial on what to look for and the importance of a waste-free coast, we scoured the sands and streets of Pacific Beach for trash left over from the summer crowds.
To make things more interesting, we split into teams and hunted for items on a scavenger hunt list.
Teams were also challenged to pick up the most amount of trash by weight.
The winner? Irene Webber, Callie Larson, and Amanda Hoskins of “Team C.I.A.” For picking up 45 pounds of trash from the beach, they were all awarded gift cards.
In total, The Control Group employees picked up 119 pounds of cans, boxes, plastic bags, cigarette butts, food containers, prescription bottles, plastic utensils, abandoned flip flops, and miscellaneous other bits of beach-polluting garbage. Everyone who participated knew that they left Pacific Beach a lot cleaner for the visitors and safer for San Diego’s marine wildlife.