On the 29th April it’s Pencaitland’s Annual Litter Pick Up. The aim is to start at around 2pm. All kids taking part (and bringing parents with them) will be in with a chance of winning a digital camera.
This year the Community Council is working much more closely with Pencaitland Primary School’s Eco Group and other community organisations in the village.
We would really welcome any families or groups, from the church to the brownies, who would like to help out on the day.
Litter Pick 2012: Prize Draw
Apart from refreshments and litter-picking equipment and maps from our Litter HQ in Trevelyan Hall, all kids (anyone in Nursery/Primary or Secondary School) will be entered into our prize draw with the chance of winning a brand new digital camera, plus a 4GB memory card and carrying case to protect it.
The camera is the Fujifilm Finepix AV10. This handy little pocket snapper has a 10 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, 2.7″ rear LCD screen and even lets you shoot HD film. You can also set it to snap when it detects someone is smiling or to avoid snapping if anyone is blinking as you click. All the cables and instructions for plugging it into your home PC are included.
So don’t forget to collect your raffle ticket on the day to be in with a chance of winning the prize draw.
The draw will take place at around 4pm on the day, but don’t worry if you can’t stay as we will have your contact details if you collected a ticket.
Send us your best Litter snaps
We’re also looking for the best snaps of any rubbish you find in an odd or unusual place on your travels around the village. Send your snaps to firstname.lastname@example.org and your picture may be picked to be featured on next year’s Litter pick-up promotional poster.
Litter Pick 2012: Where do you go?
Trevelyan Hall – come get your litter pickers (giant claws for picking up rubbish), bags and route maps.
Litter Pick 2012: When does it start?
The Pencaitland Litter Pick-up is from 2pm onwards. We only want an hour of your time! If you can’t make 2pm, come along later. WE aim to finish around 4pm.
Litter Pick 2012… did you know?
Every day this week, in the run-up to Litter Pick day on the 29th, we’ll share a little litter fact with you. Here’s the first…
Fast food is the fastest growing litter problem we have. Ditched packaging has grown by 12%, with snack wrappers rising by 11% and ditched food such as pieces of pizza, half-eaten burgers and chips increasing by 7%. Although food is biodegradable (i.e. it eventually rots away back into the ground), our half-eaten kebabs, burgers and chips often don’t get a chance to decompose because they are eaten by pests such as rats, which thanks to our leftovers are thriving at an alarming rate (the rat population alone is up 25% in just two years). That makes fast food litter bad for our health and our environment.
[SOURCE: http://www.scotlandinfocus.org/get-the-facts/litter ]
Litter Pick 2012: Useful Resources
Keep Scotland Beautiful – website.
National Spring Clean – website.
Eco-Schools Scotland – website.
The Scottish Government: Litter – website.
East Lothian Litter Initiative Community Information Pack – website [PDF].