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Students clean up in Tallaght

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 7:59am
Students clean up in Tallaght

The Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Mark Ward, launches National Spring Clean Week with support from students at Technological University Dublin in Tallaght.

Students clean up in Tallaght

The Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Mark Ward, launches National Spring Clean Week with support from students at Technological University Dublin in Tallaght.

STUDENTS and staff of TU Dublin Tallaght assisted the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward, as they launched this year’s National Spring Clean campaign.

The initiative, Ireland’s largest and longest running anti-litter campaign, was kicked off at the Southside campus last week.

Speaking at the launch, Cllr Mark Ward reflected: “The National Spring Clean turns 21 this year and it fills me with hope to see it going from strength to strength each year.

“It’s great to see communities from Dublin and across Ireland tackle the problem of litter in their local areas.

“This year we want to raise awareness about the link between litter and climate change, and to show how combined local actions can have a global effect.”

National Spring Clean is organised by An Taisce and supported by South Dublin County Council who help co-ordinate clean-up activities for communities in the county. The local authority also organises the disposal of all rubbish and waste materials collected. All those wishing to take part in the campaign should register on www.nationalspringclean.org or 01 4002219.

 In addition to the materials supplied by National Spring Clean, local groups who wish to carry out local environmental enhancements can avail of support materials through the council’s Social Credits Scheme which supports volunteers with clean-up supplies, as well as materials to start up community gardens and much more.

They also supply communities for promotional purposes with reusable cups under their Conscious Cups campaign.

Groups can also avail of Green Dog Walker pledge cards which encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for their dogs while out in the community.

For more information on the various initiatives, go online and visit www.sdcc.ie.

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