AROMA GETS DOWN AND DIRTY FOR 'SPRING CLEAN' CAMPAIGN
April is National Spring Clean Ireland month and community groups around the country, including AROMA in Mitchelstown, are getting ready to embrace the effort with open arms, writes Brian Moore.
Now in its 12th year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter.
“The size and scale of National Spring Clean has grown steadily and significantly over the years. In the current era of climate change the more we recycle, the more we reduce our carbon emissions, so by taking part in National Spring Clean you are making a difference”, Veronica Toomey of the AROMA group in Mitchelstown told The Avondhu.
Workshops for individuals and community groups have been orgainised by Ballyhoura Development to help plan for National Spring Clean Ireland.
“AROMA is delighted to be associated with Ballyhoura Development in the promotion of two very interesting workshops during the month of April. A workshop on Home composting presented by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council will take place from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday, April 10 at The Firgrove Hotel in Mitchelstown and on Thursday, April 15 at a workshop on waste minimisation presented by Ted Bradley will take place between 7.30pm and 9pm at the same venue”, Veronica Toomey said.
Workshops are free of charge; anyone wishing to participate in these events must register in advance by contacting Amanda Slattery (Ballyhoura Development Ltd.) firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 063- 91741.
The key objectives of the National Spring Clean campaign are to: Encourage clean-ups throughout the whole month of April; Promote personal responsibility for litter; Heighten awareness of litter and waste issues; Highlight the importance of recycling and re-use in the wider context. Local groups wishing to participate can register to receive a free clean up kit by calling 01-4002219 or registering online at www.nationalspringclean.org.
“The continuing success of the Spring Clean is due to the effort and enthusiasm displayed by local volunteers who give up their time to take part in events. If you are taking part in any clean up or project within the town please provide details of upcoming events to The Avondhu.
Take photographs of volunteers at work and give them to any member of AROMA or The Avondhu, as they may be of value in our Tidy Towns submission”, Veronica Toomey concluded.
AROMA also plans to launch the Tidy Towns initiative for 2010 later this month.
Thursday 1st April 6:27pm