21st September 2019
11 am - 1:30 pm
World Cleanup Day - Clyde Cleanup
The event is open to anyone who wants to help improve our city and our environment!
Did you know that Glasgow translates as 'Dear Green Place' in Gaelic? Sadly, the banks of the River Clyde are becoming choked with plastic waste. In order to tackle this waste, Glasgow Over Plastic and JCI Glasgow have collaborated to arrange this cleanup event. The event is open to anyone who wants to help improve our city and our environment! World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day peacetime civic action against waste aiming to raise awareness of the global mismanaged waste crisis and its impact on the environment. Last year, World Cleanup Day brought together 17.8 million people from 157 countries and they cleaned up nearly 100 thousand tons of waste in 24 hours. Following on from Keep Scotland Beautiful's 'Week of Action' (14th-21st of September), we thought it would be fitting to arrange a cleanup on the banks of the Clyde. In this case, we will be cleaning up the area where the Kelvin River meets the Clyde in a bid to prevent the (large quantities) of litter ending up in the Clyde and then the ocean. The Clydebuilt Festival will be taking place on the same day, so come and join us for a day of fun and activities, and let's make a difference!