If you’re in the mood for some spring cleaning, why not consider extending that effort to your workplace, neighbourhood, or local park? There are several events throughout London this weekend which will help clean our parks, rivers, and green spaces. These activities are a great way to beautify your neighbourhood and strengthen our community.
Clean and Green: held annually on April 20th this event is designed for Londoners to pick up litter, remove graffiti, and plant trees throughout the city. You can join an existing “official” cleanup group and help at a designated location in the community. Or you can register a new group to clean up a site of your choosing. Please keep in mind that official groups will have supplies provided at the site, where new groups must provide their own supplies. As a bonus, participating high school students who register will be credited with volunteer hours.
Thames River Cleanup: April 20 is also the date for the Thames River cleanup, now in its 13th year. Groups pick up litter along the Thames River and its tributaries. Register and volunteer to be eligible for a chance to win a Novacraft canoe. Check out the Facebook page too!
Parks and Playgrounds Cleanup: On Friday, April 19, to prepare for the City of London’s new Outdoor Smoking Bylaw, participants will meet at 1 p.m. to clean up the following locations: Harris Park, Ivey Park, Forks of the Thames Park, and West Lions Park. To register, please email Tanya Weishar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 Minute London Makeover: At 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, employees can collect litter and sweep up at or near their workplaces for 20 minutes! It’s surprising what a difference this makes. No need to register, but teams who post photographs on the Facebook page will be eligible to win a free pizza lunch from Joe Kool’s.
This weekend, welcome spring with your friends and neighbours and help keep London clean and green.