More than 300 students at George Elliot Senior Secondary School plan to take on Community Clean up Month with a vengeance as they clean up around their neighborhood Wednesday
With 16 classes, hundreds of students and 14 teachers involved, it’s one of the larger youth mobilization efforts in the 15-year history of Community Clean up Month in the Central Okanagan.
“This is one inspiring project,” said Rae Stewart with the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s waste reduction office.
“These students get a big hats off for their spirit and dedication to our environment.”
Rob Geier, a GESS teacher, says students are more than willing to roll up their sleeves for a good cause.
“Student leadership needs to extend beyond the walls of the school and out into our community, be it reaching out to help our seniors, the food bank, or taking on a cleanup effort like this one,” he said.
“Students recognize they can make a difference and their efforts do have an impact.”
As part of Community Clean Up Month, the regional waste reduction office provides gear and supplies to any group interested in tackling a cleanup project. It will even arrange to pick up litter-filled bags when you’re done.
While April is Clean Up month, if you would like to do a clean up in your area at any time of the year that works for you, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle for more info, or call 250-469-6250.