Pick Up Litter to Celebrate Earth Day

first_imgPicking up litter and making an effort to waste less are greatways for Nova Scotians to celebrate Earth Day today, April 22,and to keep the province clean every day. “I encourage Nova Scotians to make it Earth Day every day,” saidEnvironment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash. “It’s easy toorganize a community litter cleanup, especially with help fromthe Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up program that is run all yearlong by the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation.” Mr. Morash presented a trophy made of trash to high schoolstudents at the Shambhala School today. The classes registeredwith Clean Nova Scotia and picked up litter in their schoolcommunity. The class that collected the most litter won thetrophy. Elementary students at the school aimed to have “litter-lesslunches” this week by using reusable containers when possible.They weighed packaging waste produced from their lunches eachday. Mr. Morash presented a plant to the class with the leastwaste. “The students and staff at this school recognize the importanceof keeping communities litter free,” said Mr. Morash. “Theyprovide an excellent example for all Nova Scotians to reduce ourwasteful daily activities for the benefit of our citizens, ourvisitors and our wildlife.” Nova Scotians can register with Clean Nova Scotia to organize aGreat Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up event. Each group will receive afree cleanup kit including garbage bags, blue bags, aninformation booklet, posters and a data card to record what hasbeen collected. To register, see the Clean Nova Scotia website at www.clean.ns.caor call 424-4252.last_img

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