Young people in the City of Gosnells thought globally and acted locally during a major rubbish clean-up earlier this month.
Held during the school holidays, the clean-up was part of the Adopt-a-Spot litter program and involved six Young Change Makers and three members of KinG (Kids in Gosnells) collecting 10 bags of rubbish at two locations.
They filled six bags with general rubbish, three bags with recyclables and one bag with biodegradable rubbish at the Albany Highway bridge underpass near the Civic Centre in Gosnells and in bushland near the Thornlie Community Centre.
During their regular meetings, the two groups identified a number of hotspots in Gosnells in need of attention, with the two locations chosen because they are close to waterways and rivers.
Mayor David Goode said the future of the City was in good hands with dedicated young people showing pride in their community.
“Adopt-a-Spot is a great program for community service and creates a sense of pride in the community,” he said.
“It’s very encouraging to see a group of young people who are so enthusiastic and proud of their City that they want to keep it beautiful and inspire others to do the same. I hope their actions motivate other young people to get involved in future efforts.”
The groups are planning a larger clean-up event for Clean-Up Australia Day in March 2021.
More information about Young Change Makers and KinG is available on the City’s youth website www.thehive.net.au or by calling 9397 3000.