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Monday, 11 February 2008

Its in our hands if we want it to be

I have joined a new organisation that I read about in the local paper. Started by a woman called Francesca Saunders, it is called people against Litter, its a simple one with a simple challenge; to pick up one piece of litter a day. Its website asks:

Are you tired of seeing unsightly litter spoil our towns, cities and countryside? PAL is a group of people founded in Edinburgh, Scotland who are committed to trying to reduce this unsightly problem. We have a simple aim: each member picks up at least one piece of litter per week and asks another person to do the same. By word of mouth the numbers will increase and lead to an improved environment for us all. This can be done in whatever part of the world you live in or are visiting, at no personal cost. There are no fees or meetings, just an individual’s commitment to pick up at least one piece of litter per week, and if possible get one other person to do the same. It really is as simple as that!

I know the Council needs to keep upping its litter cleaning game but if we all take some responsibility for litter, both not dropping it and cleaning some of it then there is no doubt that Edinburgh would be a cleaner place. So I have joined, will you?

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