People all over Tipperary are joining their friends and neighbours in cleaning their communities of litter and rubbish as part of Ireland’s largest annual anti-litter campaign, ‘#springclean16’.
April 1st marked the first day of the 18th annual An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Campaign. National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Last year, community groups and individuals collected an estimated 500 tonnes of litter, with over 35% of this recycled and the balance safely disposed of.
Events taking place in Tipperary over the coming weeks include:
8th April, Carrig National School, Ballycommon, Nenagh, 200 Volunteers, Contact: Eimear Duignan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 0857389764
9th April, Dundrum, Contact: Kyran Colgan, Email: email@example.com
11th April, St, Joseph's Primary School, Murgasty Road, Tipperary Town, 150 Volunteers, Contact: Carmel Hickey, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 0863755586
15th April, Newport Boys National School, Newport, 140 Volunteers, Contact: Patricia Gibson, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 61378700
National Spring Clean, Chairperson, Michael John O’Mahony, commented: “The National Spring Clean campaign has seen tremendous growth thanks to the community groups and individuals who have taken it upon themselves to organize and taken part in Spring Clean clean-ups around the country.”
Sarah McGovern, National Spring Clean Ambassador, said: “It is inspiring to see the thousands of volunteers and community groups mobilise and reconnect through National Spring Clean to share their love for where they live.
To celebrate the launch of #springclean16 we are delighted to announce that An Taisce will be running a competition on Instagram for the whole month of April! The Campaign’s Instagram handle is @nationalspringclean. All you need to do is show us how much you love where you live by tagging us in beautiful pictures of your area with #LoveWhereYouLive. Winner will be announced on the 2nd May. The prize is a luxurious 5* weekend break with dinner for two at Donegal’s Solis Lough Eske Castle.
To register for the National Spring Clean call 01 4002219 or see www.nationalspringclean.org