VOL­UN­TEERS GET DOWN AND DIRTY TO KEEP IT CLEAN

Go! & Express - - Front Page - MADELEINE CHAPUT

LAST week, Cal­l2Ac­tion took to the streets of South­ern­wood as part of their Clean and Green City Cam­paign.

In hon­our of Man­dela Day, the team spent 67 min­utes, start­ing at St Ge­orge's Park, clean­ing up some of the most lit­tered ar­eas in South­ern­wood.

With an ex­cess of 350 peo­ple tak­ing part in the clean-up, the day was a huge suc­cess. Var­i­ous stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing Mercedes Benz, Bor­der-Kei Cham­ber of Busi­ness (BKCOB) and DNF Waste and En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices (DNF), as well as mem­bers of the pub­lic, took part in the clean-up.

South­ern­wood is Cal­l2Ac­tion’s new pi­lot area for their cam­paign to trans­form Buf­falo City into a clean and well-gov­erned metro.

The Clean and Green City Cam­paign en­tails a team of seven peo­ple clean­ing, cut­ting grass, and re­mov­ing lit­ter five days a week for 12 months in a spe­cific area.

As the new pi­lot area for the cam­paign, Cal­l2Ac­tion have cre­ated a Face­book page for South­ern­wood, where res­i­dents can re­port prob­lems to the Cal­l2Ac­tion team.

“We hope that this event will act as a cat­a­lyst to be­gin the Clean and Green City Cam­paign in earnest, just as we have in Set­tlers Way and the Quigney,” BKCOB head of com­mu­ni­ca­tion Dray­ton Brown said.

BKCOB have guided the project since it was con­cep­tu­alised and sup­ported its progress. Hav­ing launched four pi­lot ar­eas and two waste drop-off sites, Cal­l2Ac­tion’s ini­tia­tive has made it eas­ier for busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als to drop off their re­cy­clable waste.

Cal­l2Ac­tion also have a re­cy­cling pro­gramme aimed at help­ing 32 schools around East Lon­don and Mdantsane. In­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses, schools or or­gan­i­sa­tions can drop off any re­cy­clables at the buy-back cen­tre and do­nate the pro­ceeds to the schools in need.

To learn more about how you can be­come in­volved in any of Cal­l2Ac­tion's cam­paigns, visit their web­site at www.cal­l2ac­tion­web.word­press.com

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LIT­TER BUSTERS: Var­i­ous stake­hold­ers took to the streets of South­ern­wood, clean­ing up some of the most lit­tered ar­eas as part of Cal­l2Ac­tion’s Clean and Green City Cam­paign

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