In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day — the community of Hope is cordially invited to attend its very own Community Garbage Picking event on Wednesday, April 22nd at Memorial Park.
“The idea is to try and trigger people to do a little more all the time — it is a reminder that it is our planet and that we need to look after it,” said Victor Smith, president of Communities in Bloom.
The Let’s Clean up Hope initiative is a nod to Earth Day, which seeks to look at appropriate action that can be facilitated toward cultivating a healthy planet, a healthy perspective and educating people on the benefits of being environmentally conscientious.
“Every little bit counts — we want to educate the public and bring awareness to certain areas we may have gone astray with and move forward in a positive way,” said Smith.
First Class Waste and the District of Hope will be in attendance to answer any questions pertaining to recycling, garbage and the freshly new Yard Green Waste Program, which promotes green practises around the yard.
Rona will also be available to lend volunteers a hand with re-useable containers, Earth friendly products and their famous biodegradable paper yard waste bags.
All volunteers will have access to pick-up sticks and any clean up supplies necessary to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and as eco-friendly as the Earth friendly day requires.
“Plastic garbage containers and paper bags are the way of the future — we need to get rid of the plastics. You can imagine how many plastic bags show up at the dump everyday and they’ll be around long after we’re gone,” said Smith. “It’s not a matter of money — take pride in what you you’ve got.”
All interested parties are encouraged to meet at the Big Bear in Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m., as a united force against litter, waste and the accumulation of non-biodegradable substances in an effort to keep our Earth green and healthy.