Wagga’s litter legends inspiring others to ‘Pick It Up’

Published: 31 Aug 2016 4:26pm

Wagga Wagga is fortunate to have many everyday champions who pick up litter while out and about to help keep our environment beautiful.

To acknowledge this fantastic community effort, Wagga's new Pick It Up campaign will be launched tomorrow morning at a special pop-up stall by the shores of Lake Albert.

"We already know there are many people in Wagga who do the right thing to help care for our environment," Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent said.

"This initiative is about recognising local litter legends and acknowledging that every contribution, no matter how small, can go a long way.

"If every resident in Wagga picked up just one piece of rubbish every day for a year more than 23 million pieces of litter could be removed from the environment."

Representatives from the City of Wagga Wagga and Wagga's Tidy Towns Committee will be on hand to gift bags made from recycled plastic bottles to people who attend the pop-up stall at Lake Albert tomorrow.

The bags acknowledge each litter legends' good deed and could inspire others to 'Pick It Up'.

"We know there are many great people out there doing their bit for the environment, and now with the bags, others will know too," Miss Kent said.

"When you pick up rubbish you never know who might spot you in the community and be inspired to do the same."

A wall of faces with photos of each litter legend will also be started at the Lake Albert event. The photo collage will be used to show the community's proactive and positive commitment to a cleaner and healthier city.

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What: Launch of Wagga's Pick It Up campaign

Who: City of Wagga Wagga Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent, Tidy Towns Committee representatives

When: Thursday 1 September from 8am – 10am

Where: Picnic area near the Boat Club, Lake Albert