Country’s cleanup is in the bag
A little effort can go a long way this Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week, charitable trust deputy chairwoman Spring Humphreys says.
Each year Aucklanders get stuck in to help clean up their patch of the city.
The clean-up week runs from Sunday to September 21.
The society has been running nationwide programmes in New Zealand for more than 20 years to minimise waste, promote recycling and provide the resources needed for community groups, individuals and businesses to get involved.
Last year more than 40,000 volunteers cleaned up 249 sites across the country.
‘‘It just goes to show how far a little bit of community effort can go towards creating a great result for everyone,’’ Ms Humphreys says.
‘‘The sense of community that’s created from the event is also really strong.’’
Aucklanders wanting to pitch in can get involved in an organised cleanup event in their area or organise their own.
Volunteers will be sent everything they need to carry out their cleanup, including bags, gloves, certificates for participants, an evaluation form and an event guide.
The Keep New Zealand Beautiful Conference will have events running from September 20 to 22.
Big clean: Volunteers will be getting their hands dirty cleaning up Auckland for Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week from September 15 to 21.