Glasgow Kelvin College students help to host Community Litter Pick in the North of the City.
'Giving an Hour for Springburn' community litter pick, organised by Community Safety Glasgow in partnership with the College, took place on Tuesday 4th December.
There was a good turnout of students, members of College staff, and the local nursery involved on the day. The aim was to take action and clean up some of the badly littered areas around the College, Springburn Railway station, and all the way up to the local shopping centre.
Several bags of rubbish were collected and it was amazing to see what could be achieved in such a short space of time by the effort of those taking part.
Engaging with valued partners like Community Safety Glasgow and the local nursery to create a healthy, sustainable environment is very much part of the College’s Sustainability Agenda and small campaigns like the litter pick are significant to helping build community capacity. Nevertheless, the problem of litter remains, and means the College will continue to organise this community led event to tidy up local spaces in the very near future.
It is anticipated that more members of the local community will get involved next time. This will help to raise awareness on the issue of waste, and also increase the level of positive impact that can be achieved.
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