Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

The bright young people of Galway are coming out in force this weekend on the beaches of Galway city for World Cleanup Day.

World Cleanup Day Ireland is joining CleanCoast Big Beach Clean on September 21, along with Junior Chamber International Ireland, Local TidyTowns, and numerous companies, such as Allianz Insurance, Smurfit Kappa, and Tommy Hilfiger

The need for greater global participation in community cleanups could not have come at a more urgent time,” said Junior Chamber Galway President Keith Killilea.

“Together with the Junior Chamber network, we can mobilize whole communities like never before.”

JCI Galway are hosting the big cleanup in Galway from 10:30am to noon on Saturday. Volunteers are meeting down at the gate down Nimmo’s Pier where the footpath turns to go along the water around South Park.

In order to register to take part in the Galway city cleanup go to facebook.com/events/1216061011893648/.

In 2018, almost 2 million volunteers came out to act in their own communities in Ireland, with an even larger number of volunteers expected this year.

This event aims to “inspire volunteerism and achieve tangible impacts on waste in our environment” according to JCI Galway.

Internationally, citizens from 157 countries will participate in World Cleanup Day across six continents, uniting an estimated 18 million volunteers for a single day of action.

“There is real power in community action, especially around the issue of waste which affects us all,” said the country leader of World Cleanup Day Ireland Carol Ho.

She said that by focusing first on the local level first, action and attention can build towards a global movement.

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