Residents, volunteers and communities of South Dublin are invited to join Dublin’s anti-litter movement and make a positive impact this September during Dublin Climate Action Week. The 2021 Dublin Community Clean-up builds on the success of the 2019 event, when over 180 clean-ups took place across the county. This year’s event will take place from the 11 to 19 of September as part of the inaugural Dublin Climate Action week.
Dublin’s largest clean-up event is a county-wide collaboration initiative from South Dublin County Council, An Taisce, local volunteers, residents, community groups, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dublin City Council, Local Authority Waters Programme, Dublin City Canals and Dodder Action. This event encourages volunteers, agencies and communities to work together to make a concerted effort to address litter and environmental degradation. Through collaboration, we can tackle the issue of litter in local areas and continue to #dublincommunitycleanup.
You can either organise your own clean-up or join an existing one in your community. Register your event at www.dublincommunitycleanup.ie. All litter pick kits will be provided by South Dublin County Council. The Council can also collect the litter bags after the event.
The Mayor of South Dublin County Council Peter Kavanagh commented “I’m delighted to launch the Dublin Community Clean Up in conjunction with An Taisce and the three other Local Authorities in Dublin. As a proud member of Clondalkin Tidy Towns, I’ve seen the pride of place our citizens have, and how hard they work to keep our communities clean. I encourage everyone to start the habit of a lifetime and get out to help spruce up our towns and villages as part of Dublin’s Climate Action Week” “South Dublin County Council is delighted to see the return of the Dublin Community Clean Up. Extending it to a week-long event and aligning it with Dublin Climate Action Week shows the link between what we consume, how we dispose of it and our changing climate, “Explained Fionnghuala Ryan, Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Officer.
For more information on how to organise a clean-up or join an existing one in your locality, visit www.dublincommunitycleanup.ie. Don’t forget to join the conversation on social media at #dublincommunitycleanup.
Pictured: Cllr Peter Kavanagh Mayor of South Dublin and Fionnghuala Ryan, Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Officer.
Pic Credit: Ben Ryan