Who is Spyro?
Spyro is a wooden frame in the shape of a whale's tail that was designed and constructed by the Office of Sustainability's Bradley Staite as part of their current #TakeBackTheTap awareness campaign. The 8' tall structure is filled with empty single-use plastic water bottles that were collected at Humber College.
From the Office of Sustainability:
"We designed Spyro the Whale to educate people about the threat plastic poses to the health of our entire planet. Discarded plastic bottles from the Humber community make up the plastic inside Spyro, which is less than 1% of the total amount of plastic bottles that Humber disposes of annually. The #TakeBackTheTap campaign aims to reduce the consumption of bottled water and encourages our community to use reusable bottles while drinking tap water from refill stations instead."
Whales are typically named for the distinct patterns on their tails. Bradley selected "Spyro" based on combination of the spiral shape of the structure and the Spyro the Dragon video game he used to play.
The #TakeBackTheTap exhibit was created by Humber's Office of Sustainability and the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre. Click on the buttons below for more information about each section of the exhibit.