It is always an inspiring and admirable way to make a difference in your community to organize communal cleanups! And what not better time to organize these cleanups, than during spring cleaning!? That is exactly what The Old North End Change (ONE change), along-side The Harbour Christian Church. Together the two establishments organized yet another successful community cleanup, concentrating on Saint John’s North End. It is necessary for our communities to withhold a safe environment for our children to play in, while maintaining high standards for our communities as we respect our planet.
The Green Machine was also present, as community members are able to rent the Green Machine, free of charge to clean up Port City, if they wish to do so. The event was filled with volunteers with age demographics ranging from anywhere between five years of age to senior citizens, participating in the cleanup! The enthusiasm displayed by all the volunteers was absolutely, motivating. The volunteers were able to tackle an exceptional proximity in Saint John’s North End. Volunteers collected trash all over the North End; As members from the church drove around and collected bags of trash with a truck, providing volunteers with more cleaning equipment and beverages. A community barbecue followed the successful cleanup, and the event was open to all community members. Following the barbecue was an awards function, distributing awards to the volunteers. Awards consisted of toys for the children and Tim’s cards for the adults. The function was to say the least, spectacular.
“Policy makers must create policies for our elected representatives to include in their platforms, regarding environmental policy. Legislation must be introduced and implemented in our country to lower and regulate greenhouse gas emissions. We need to set a good example for other countries, in mitigating climate change.”