Our Story

Like many community groups, TrashTalk began simply as a person who took the initiative to act. It all began near February of 2019, when TrashTalk Montreal founder Lucas Hygate fell upon a series of reddit posts about an idea called “#TrashTag”   these threads were pictures of people who cleaned up an area filled with trash, with a before and after picture.

These community threads inspired people to help their community clean by picking up litter, with the goal of preserving nature’s beauty. It was here that Lucas’ idea of “TrashTalk” began to form. With newfound inspiration, Lucas gathered as many like-minded people he knew and decided to act. TrashTalk Montreal has since furthered it’s commitment to cleaning up waste in our communities, and aims to continue that commitment in the future.

The first TrashTalk cleanup
Pictured: Nicholas Tsibanolis, Lucas Hygate

Lucas Hygate

CEO/President/Founder

Kayleigh Tooke

Co-Founder

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Malcolm Adamson

Art Program

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Nicolas Vyncke

Creative Director

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Angad Malhotra

technological director


Diego Rivera

VP External

Kayleigh Tooke
Co-Founder

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Nicolas Vyncke
COO

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Diego Rivera
CFO

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Malcolm Adamson
Director

FAQ

We're a registered non-profit with a dedicated team of young artists, and community activists, committed to helping promote a positive and simple change in how we manage our relationship with the environment.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between environmentalism and popular culture.

We're a youth built, community ran organization based in the Montreal-West-Island area. We all strive to making a difference through action over words.

We host bi-weekly community clean up events where anyone is free to join us for an afternoon of picking up trash and partaking in art events. Event Details can be found on our facebook page.

Our belief in positive psychology has helped to change our relationship with waste and the environment. By hosting clean up events, producing artworks and creating social media campaigns, we are raising awareness towards how simple helping the environment can be.

By working with local artists, we are able to transform the waste we collect into meaningful artworks. Our artwork is made with 100% recycled materials, providing a visual example of what can be achieved when one dedicates themselves to positive action.

Every dollar you donate translates into another pound of trash removed from our streets. It's with the donations from our patrons that we can continue to make an impact in our community.

Since our clean up events often involve spending time outdoors while removing garbage, we encourage that all of our volunteers wear appropriate clothing. Garbage bags and gloves are provided. Additionally, you are free to bring your own equipment.

A clean up event typically lasts between 4-6 hours. Volunteers are free to come by whenever and stay for as long as they please.

Volunteers are encouraged to carpool  to these events. We will also offer a shuttle system that will pick up people from determined locations on the way to the clean up events.

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