Spring Clean Week launched
Mayor Peter Kavanagh with Fionnghuala Ryan and Nessa Watkins (SDCC Environmental Awareness) along with the Clondalkin Tidy Towns team of Pat O'Sullivan, Theresa King, Marie Currivan, Kathleen Gill and Liam Doran at the launch of Spring Clean Week at SDCC Civic Offices Clondalkin Photo by Ben Ryan

Spring Clean Week launched

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Peter Kavanagh, together with Clondalkin Tidy Towns has launched the National Spring Clean on Friday, reports Merle van Erve.

The National Spring Clean traditionally takes place in April. Over the last 23 years, the campaign has been delivered by South Dublin County Council, together with An Taisce and an army of volunteers.

The volunteers have played a crucial role in creating a cleaner environment and improving the quality of life for people in their area.

The campaign has had immense success during this period. A public attitude that takes pride in a clean environment and looks upon littering as unacceptable, is key to solving the litter problem.

In 2021, 94 groups had signed up for National Spring Clean and of course the hopes are that a similar turnout will happen in 2022.

“National Spring Clean is about communities coming together to tackle litter and encourages individuals and groups to get involved in local clean-up events,’’ said Mayor Peter Kavanagh.

The National Spring Clean is also an opportunity to take local actions to make change at a global scale.

Over the last couple of years, the National Spring Clean has also been trying to raise awareness about the link between litter and climate change.

This is a big challenge. Besides that, the National Spring Clean highlights how combined local actions can have a global effect.

Our consumption patterns, the way we dispose and treat our waste has a huge impact on the emissions of greenhouse gases. This contributes to climate change.

South Dublin County Council is asking for people, across all sectors and walks of life, to get involved. The campaign provides the opportunity to support a proactive initiative and help improve the environment. More importantly, South Dublin County Council gives the opportunity to be a positive influence for the next generation.

All registered groups  receive a free clean-up kit. This includes comprising information, refuse sacks and protective globes to keep your hands clean.

If you want to be involved, registrations can be done HERE.

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