15-to-Clean Challenge Begins with a Bang
April 19, 2012
The third annual 15-to-Clean Challenge kicked off with 60 elementary students putting a new spin on garbage bins by delivering a rousing STOMP performance in celebration of Capital City Clean Up’s spring clean season.
“A clean and safe Edmonton is a shared responsibility,” said David Aitken, Branch Manager, Community Standards. “The 15-to-Clean Challenge is a simple and quick way for residents to pitch in and support a city-wide spring cleaning effort that will have an instant impact in the community we love.”
During the week of April 23-29, 2012, Edmontonians are encouraged to take 15 minutes during their day to pick up litter or report graffiti. Challenge yourself, your neighbours, friends and family to contribute 15 minutes to the effort. Report your clean up online or by calling 311 and you will be entered in a draw for one of two computer tablets.
“When you start adding up all these micro-volunteer efforts, the result is quite substantial. Last year 4,500 residents filled the equivalent of 22 garbage trucks,” said Don Belanger, Manager of Capital City Clean Up. “Never underestimate the value that a 15-minute contribution can make to the clean-up effort as a whole.”
This year, Capital City Clean Up is excited to introduce a new partner in the quest to clean up Edmonton. GLAD Canada has contributed clean-up kits that contain a garbage bag, glove and instructions for reporting a clean up.
“Our goal as a company is to promote social and environmental responsibility. We want to give back by partnering with Canadian cities and communities to help keep them clean and beautiful. GLAD Canada couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of Edmonton’s 15-to-Clean Challenge,” said Mark Malo, General Manager, GLAD Canada.
These kits are available for pickup at any Edmonton Public Library location.
More information on Capital City Clean Up’s spring clean-up programs can be found at www.edmonton.ca/capitalcitycleanup.
For more information:
|Online||Contact 311 Online|
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311