The Great British Spring Clean is an annual event where people come together to clean up their neighbourhoods, streets, parks and public spaces. The initiative, launched in 2017, takes place in March and April, when the weather is starting to get warmer, and people are more inclined to get outside and be active. It is organised by Keep Britain Tidy, a non-profit organisation which campaigns for cleaner and greener public spaces.
It is not just about picking up litter and cleaning up public spaces. It is also about raising awareness of the impact of litter and waste on the environment and encouraging people to take responsibility for their own actions. By working together to clean up their local area, people can feel a sense of pride in their community and a sense of achievement in making a positive difference.
The benefits of The Big Spring Clean are numerous. By cleaning up public spaces, people can improve the appearance of their local area, making it a more pleasant place to live and work in and visit. Cleaning up litter and waste also helps to protect wildlife and the environment, reducing the risk of pollution and harm to natural habitats. By working together to clean up their community, people can also build stronger relationships with their neighbours and develop a sense of community spirit.
It is an important event which highlights the need for individuals, businesses, and local authorities to take responsibility for the environment and work together to create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. It encourages people to take action and make a difference, no matter how small, and to appreciate the value of a clean and tidy environment. By participating in the Big Spring Clean, people can make a positive impact on their community and the world around them.
Edward W, Year 11 – EcoTeam member