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Monday, March 26, 2012

Volunteer to Help Clean-Up Guelph

The City of Guelph is looking for some help to make our town green and clean. Below is a press release from the City asking people to register and take part, and telling you how to do it. For my part, I say if you can shut off your lights for an hour this coming Saturday, then you can come out four Saturdays hence and make a more substantive contribution to the local environment. Read the deets after the jump:
GUELPH, ON, March 26, 2012 – The City of Guelph is looking for volunteers to cleanup Guelph roadways during the ninth annual Clean and Green Community Cleanup, taking place Saturday, April 21.
Residents have until Friday, April 13 to register in this year’s event. Volunteers can register by calling 519-837-5628 extension 2047 or visiting guelph.ca/cleanandgreen. Clean-up crews will be provided supplies and information about safely collecting litter.  
The City of Guelph, together with Tim Hortons, Bag Ladies, Guelph & Wellington Development Association, Terra View Homes and Guelph Downtown Business Association, is hosting the city-wide cleanup to reduce litter in our community. 
On Saturday, April 21 the cleanup starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 11:30 a.m.  Cleanup crews will pickup litter along predetermined roadways and boulevards that need a spring cleaning.
Litter will be collected in brightly coloured garbage bags so passersby can easily see the amount of litter throughout the city. 
All volunteers will be invited to attend an appreciation barbecue following the cleanup.
The Clean and Green Community Cleanup is one of Guelph’s largest community cleanups.  Last year, over 900 bags or 11,000 kilograms of garbage was removed from neighbourhood streets, green spaces and community parks, by over 1,000 volunteers helping to ensure more enjoyable common spaces for everyone.

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