The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, launched ‘Community Clean-Up Week’ last Monday, , which is part of the inaugural ‘Dublin Climate Action Week,’ writes Rachel Cunningham.
She was joined by Olympic medalist Eimear Lambe and local people from the ‘Crumlin Community Clean-Up’ group to launch the effort.
“I know the local people here are very proud of their area and do a great job coming together at weekends to help keep it tidy. Community Clean-Up Week is a chance for everyone to play their part in looking after their local area, and maybe even have a bit of fun while they’re doing it”, the Lord Mayor stated.
Dublin’s largest clean-up event, ’Community Clean-Up Week’ is an initiative involving the four Dublin local authorities, Clean Coasts, National Spring Clean, Local Authority Waters Programme, Dublin City Canals, Dodder Action, residents, volunteers and community groups countywide. Dublin City Council has provided cleaning equipment to local clean-up groups across the city, including bags, gloves and litter pickers and it has arranged for daily waste collection.
Members of the public are invited to get involved in improving their local areas by taking part and either organising their own clean-up group or joining an existing group in their community.