GoGreen is an annual event held in Swift Current with a goal to beautify our community and minimize our carbon footprint.
GoGreen 2023 was held on Friday, September 15th and was a successful collaboration between Stark & Marsh, Innovation Credit Union and the City of Swift Current. With the help of approximately 90 volunteers, we were able to plant a total of 675 trees and shrubs across 11 different project sites in our community.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for a GoGreen project site for the upcoming year, please feel free to reach out to Ashley Lafontaine at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and continuing to make a positive impact on our community through GoGreen.
2023 volunteer duties included tree planting, weeding/raking/tree pruning, garbage collecting, and flower bed maintenance at the following project site locations:
Plewis Automotive Group Inclusive Park
City Ball Diamonds
Douglas Drive Storm Pond
Gladstone St W
Chinook Parkway Cleanup
GoGreen Community BBQ
Our GoGreen community BBQ took place at Market Square over the noon hour, volunteers enjoyed a complimentary lunch and the general public was encouraged to make a $5.00 donation with all proceeds going to our local Salvation Army Food bank.
Thanks to the generosity of our participants, we were able to raise $547.60. Additionally, our community partner, S3 Group LTD, donated $1,000.00 in support of the GoGreen event. In total, we were able to donate $1,547.60 to the Salvation Army Food Bank.
If you have any questions about GoGreen Swift Current, please contact us!
I feel so good that, as a client of Stark & Marsh CPA LLP, your Professional and Support staff actually go out and work with the volunteers on this particular project. I realize, of course, that Stark Marsh donates to many causes but, in my opinion, GOGREEN is special in so many ways. Your energy and dedication will benefit Swift Current for many years into the future. The idea, positive message, people working together for common good, and past/present/future results rate an A+ in my records. – Joan Willliamson
GoGreen began in 2009, after consultations with the City of Swift Current revealed a need for a fall clean up in and around the city. As a corporate citizen, we are committed to our environment and proudly organize this event each year. GoGreen draws over 100 community participants annually, including Stark & Marsh employees and clients. GoGreen Swift Current has contributed to the planting of over 3,500 trees and shrubs.
GoGreen projects include:
- Tree and shrub planting
- Pathway clean up
- Flower bed maintenance
Beautification projects have also taken place in Cabri and Assiniboia and we continue to welcome requests from organizations as needs arise.
Stark & Marsh, Innovation Credit Union and The City of Swift Current hosted GoGreen Swift Current on September 26th, 2022.
GoGreen 2022 included the planting of 494 trees, shrubs, & perennials at 6 different project sites along with an additional 6 sites focusing on clean up and beautification projects. With the help of 190 volunteers, we were able to accomplish a record-breaking amount of work.
Thank you to our partners Innovation Credit Union and the City of Swift Current. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to execute such a great event!
Lunch over the noon hour was at Market Square. GoGreen volunteers eat for free, and the general public made a donation of $5 with all proceeds going to the Newcomer Welcome Center! As a result of the noon hour BBQ, a total of $665 was raised for the Newcomer Welcome Centre!
Corporate volunteers included Alpine Dental, Backstage Dance Co, GeoVerra, Great Plains College, Matrix Solutions Inc., Mercator Financial, S3 Group Ltd., Sask Abilities – Swift Current Region, Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Southwest Homes, Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre, Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce, Central School, Crescent Point, and Swift Current Childcare Centre.
Project Site locations included Memorial Park, New Bike Park, Dog Park, Mountain Bike Course, Battleford Intersection, Ashley Park, Douglas Drive, Flag Court, Kiwanis Park, Creek Bed, Riverdene Park, and Riverside Park.