The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Joe Costello has launched ‘Team Dublin Clean-Up Day 2022’, which will take place on Saturday 30th April 2022 from 11am to 1pm.
Dublin City Council invites community, residents, business and environmental groups to come together by taking part in this year’s ‘Team Dublin Clean-Up Day’. On that day groups come out in force to clean-up Dublin City and all involved are automatically entered in the City Neighbourhoods Competition where they are in with a chance to win €1,000.
The Deputy Lord Mayor was joined by local people from the ‘Stoneybatter Pride of Place Community’ group at the launch, stating, “I am heartened to see the local community in Stoneybatter coming out in force and leading the way in the Spring Clean campaign. Volunteers all over the county are doing trojan work, week in week out, to keep their areas clean, and we applaud them for this. This volunteer work develops a respect for our environment that stays with us throughout our adult life. Nil néart go cur le chéile – Many hands make light work.”
This annual event, supported by the four Dublin Local Authorities, aims to bring about the largest voluntary clean-up in the Dublin area. The equipment required for the clean-up is provided in advance, free of charge, and all bags are collected by the Council on the day.
‘Team Dublin Clean-Up Day’ is part of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean 2022, Ireland’s largest and most popular anti-litter initiative. The campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for the environment, by conducting clean-ups in their own local areas.
This year, the theme of community pride is at the forefront of the campaign, with the organisers urging people of all ages to gather to unite in cleaning their shared green spaces together.
Building on the success of previous calls to action like Dodder Action Day, Dublin Canals Action Day and Dublin Waters Action day, this year they have all come together to make this Dublin’s biggest volunteer clean-up on our streets, canals, rivers, mountains and coastline. Why not get your family and friends to be a part of the action!
Source: Dublin City Council