Bristol Clean-Up Day
One Sunday a year everyone in Bristol gears up to clear the streets and commons of litter. People in all neighbourhoods are issued with biodegradable bags and those long grabbing devices that street-cleaners use. Waste trucks then collect the full bags. It is built up as a communal thing so that everyone in the neighborhood gets out on the streets, into the parks, into the city centre, etc. If everyone is out doing it on the same day then it would be fun rather than a chore and people could feel good about themselves and their neighbourhoods. If it is successful it could then spread beyond Bristol to become a National Litter-Picking Day. You could also involve people like Bill Bryson from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, as well as a host of other (non-Z-list) celebrities. Publicity material could be made for schools, etc.
Why the contribution is important
The idea is important because Bristol is full of litter and we need to change the way people think. On a Sunday morning the parks of Bristol are spilling over with litter left the night before. Common ground is full of tin cans and bags of dog poo. Wherever you go there is litter. We need to persuade people that littering is anti-social and the best way to do that is to show the litterers that other people give a damn. Oh, and it is important because we get to make Bristol beautiful!
by user787463 on November 22, 2013 at 09:27AM