Southernwood comes clean

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LAST week, Call2Action took to the streets of Southernwood as part of their Clean and Green City Campaign.

LITTER BUSTERS: Various stakeholders took to the streets of Southernwood, cleaning up some of the most littered areas as part of Call2Action’s Clean and Green City Campaign Picture: SUPPLIED

In honour of Mandela Day, the team spent 67 minutes, starting at St George’s Park, cleaning up some of the most littered areas in Southernwood.

With an excess of 350 people taking part in the clean-up, the day was a huge success. Various stakeholders, including Mercedes Benz, Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) and DNF Waste and Environmental Services (DNF), as well as members of the public, took part in the clean-up.

Southernwood is Call2Action’s new pilot area for their campaign to transform Buffalo City into a clean and well-governed metro.

The Clean and Green City Campaign entails a team of seven people cleaning, cutting grass, and removing litter five days a week for 12 months in a specific area.

As the new pilot area for the campaign, Call2Action have created a Facebook page for Southernwood, where residents can report problems to the Call2Action team.

“We hope that this event will act as a catalyst to begin the Clean and Green City Campaign in earnest, just as we have in Settlers Way and the Quigney,” BKCOB head of communication Drayton Brown said.

LITTER BUSTERS: Various stakeholders took to the streets of Southernwood, cleaning up some of the most littered areas as part of Call2Action’s Clean and Green City Campaign Picture: SUPPLIED

BKCOB have guided the project since it was conceptualised and supported its progress. Having launched four pilot areas and two waste drop-off sites, Call2Action’s initiative has made it easier for businesses and individuals to drop off their recyclable waste.

Call2Action also have a recycling programme aimed at helping 32 schools around East London and Mdantsane. Individuals, businesses, schools or organisations can drop off any recyclables at the buy-back centre and donate the proceeds to the schools in need.

To learn more about how you can become involved in any of Call2Action’s campaigns, visit their website at www.call2actionweb.wordpress.com

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