More Environmental Champions sought to take part
All generations taking part in the Turnham Green litter pick
There is another community litter pick taking place on Turnham Green this Sunday (26 September).
If you want to take part be at the front steps of Christ Church on Turnham Green W4 5DT at 2.30pm. Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
The pick will last for an hour after which some refreshments will be provided
The Lead Environmental Champion for the event is Jill Spencer.
Litter pickers at a previous event on Turnham Green
Cllr Ron Mushiso believes litter picking is a good way to stay active and help the local environment.
He says, “We need more individuals and families to join the Council Environmental Champion schemes and give litter picking a go. There are several other aspects to be involved with as part of the scheme including helping to preserve areas for wildlife, organising community event and greening up Chiswick.
“Litter picking has become a central part of the community champion’s scheme in Chiswick because it is fun, interactive and carries a strong local message about our environment. When passers look on and see people, young and old, humbly giving up their time to clear up an area; they think undoubtedly think twice about their actions.
“Moreover there are personal health benefits to be gained from litter picking for an hour on Sunday afternoon. We have come to define health as the state of physical, social, emotional wellbeing. That is exactly what every volunteer seems to get out of our group activities.
“Walking for up to an hour with green Hounslow Highway bag in one hand and a litter picker in another, will benefit a person’s cardiovascular system, strengthen bones and burn loads calories. Our NHS has always recommended walking as primary exercise for exactly these reasons. There is even an Active 10 tracker app that is free to download and pair up to any physical activity including a litter picking.
“The social aspect of getting out and about meeting people should never be underestimated. We have some much more in common than what social media suggests. That proof can always be found when we interact at these local events.”
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September 25, 2021