What is the Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club? In 2012, we launched our new “Junior Bug Club”, also known as JBC, to give kids in Mission a chance to make a difference in their community by becoming ambassadors for litter control. The club was later renamed as “Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club” in 2015 to better reflect its core purpose; to encourage active behavioural change towards the environment and community stewardship through litter abatement efforts. When a kid signs up to the club they are taking the club pledge to reduce their own litter, stop litter bugs when they see them and appropriately dispose of litter found on the streets, parks, streams and trails. New members receive a starter package that includes a litter education booklet with fun facts about litter, games, colouring and a pledge certificate that can be hung on their wall. In addition, we give each member a membership t-shirt, litter collection bag and set of litter pickers to use whenever they see litter in the community. We ask members to wear their member t-shirts when they are out in the community and when they come out to special Adopt-A-Block events. Each quarter we send out emails to all parents and teachers to ask for submissions about how their kids are being “Litter Bug Avengers”. The stories are compiled along with some new fun facts and activities into a newsletter that is sent to all the club kids. This helps us to recognize the outstanding efforts of the JABC kids and continue to educate them on litter. On its 2012 Canada Day launch the JABC gained over 200 new members. To date we have over 1000 members and we are quickly growing.
What are the age groups for this club? 2-12 years old
How do I sign up my kids? NEW Online Application Form is now available! You can also print it out, fill it out and mail it or drop it off at our office at 7229 Mershon Street between 9:00am to 4:00pm to a staff member or in the mailbox provided. We will contact you when we receive your application and arrange for you to pickup your JABC package. To make things a bit easier, you can always call us to inform us of your application and we can have your packages waiting for you when you come to deliver the paper work!
Do I have to fill out a form for each of my kids? No, one form is fine as long as you include each of their names, ages, and birthdays.
Do I have to give you my email address? What if I don’t have one? We ask you for your email address as this is the best way to keep in touch with you and the kids about upcoming events within the club as well as a way to deliver you our bi-annual newsletters. This is cost effective and efficient and we will never share or sell your information to any other sources or organizations. However if you do not have an email address we can set you up to receive all notices by mail. Please ensure we have your correct and complete mailing address on the application form.
Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club games, activities, and newsletters!
- Spring/Summer Newsletter 2015
- JABC Member Activity Booklet
- Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club Jeopardy
- The Litter Force (games and activities)
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
You too can support Junior Bug Club! Please view our Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club Sponsorship Package.
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