Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Centre City's 20 Minute Makeover

Pull out your brooms, bags and dustpans – tomorrow is Calgary’s first 20 Minute Makeover. Join Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he, and many others, roll-up their sleeves to make our Centre City a cleaner place.

20 Minute Makeover Event:
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (rain or shine)
Time: 12:10 – 12:40 p.m. (cleaning starts promptly at 12:20 p.m.)
Location: Stephen Avenue at 120 8th Avenue SW (in front of Sport Chek)

“When our community is clean, it is a point of pride for everyone and it’s treated with respect,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “By pitching in and volunteering just 20 minutes to work alongside community members, corporate partners, and many others, we are building a stronger, cleaner, more welcoming community. I hope all Calgarians join us in this effort.”

Participants are encouraged to reuse their own plastic bags from home to collect litter or to pick up gloves and GLAD garbage and recycling bags from the following locations:
  • W.R. Castell Central Library (downtown branch)
  • Memorial Park Library
  • Along 7th Avenue SW on CTrain platforms with the morning edition of METRO
The City’s Clean to the Core program began in 2006 and since then has made great strides in improving the cleanliness of our Centre City. And Calgarians have told us they are seeing an improvement (Centre City Citizen Perception Survey released 2010) over previous years. With the 20 Minute Makeover, we’re building on this success because there is still work we can all do.

“The number one form of litter in our Centre City is cigarette butts,” said Lorna Wallace, project manager, Clean to the Core team. “The 20 Minute Makeover is an opportunity to say the butt stops here, that it’s not okay to leave your waste behind. We want Calgarians to use one of the many small litter bins installed throughout the core to prevent an unsightly mess and to also keep our waterways clean.”

Read about this event on our Centre City blog at centrecitytalk.com.

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