Picnic and Litter Pick at Kelvingrove Park

Saturday, September 21st, 1pm to 4pm.

For the first event of the semester we’re going to be hosting a litter pick at Kelvingrove Park in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful ‘s Week of Action. We’ll also be hosting a potluck picnic afterwards in the park for a chance for everyone to meet the committee and other members of the society before lectures start!!

The Upstream Battle Campaign on #MarineLitter aims to encourage everyone across the Clyde River catchment to understand the pathway of litter to the ocean, and to take action to prevent litter ending up in the sea.

80% of all marine litter comes from land, where litter is washed into gutters, blown into streams or discarded. This means that litter in our streets and parks is not only costly to clean up but is a threat to the marine environment. With 12.7 tonnes of litter and plastic reaching our oceans each year, the solution is prevention. That’s why we’re joining the Upstream Battle campaign to remind everyone that we need to stop litter at source.

There are also opportunities for individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved, with activities including awareness raising, taking action by doing a litter survey and
clean up or taking part in the Eco-Schools linked activities.
For more information, please visit: http://ow.ly/z1b750vw8ns

Facebook event is here if you would like to join it.