COLUMBUS PROUD – All Month Long, beginning April 8th.
“The Discover Columbus Committee and the Town of Columbus jointly sponsor Columbus Proud” Litter Awareness Month. “Columbus Proud” is designed to raise awareness about litter while at the same time helping people in the community get their neighborhoods and public areas squared away after a long winter. This month-long event will begin on Saturday, April 8th.
Conserving Carolina, a non-profit conservation organization working to preserve water and land resources in Western North Carolina, is also participating in the NC Litter Sweep program in the Town of Columbus during the month of April.
“Litter looks bad,” said Town Manager Tim Barth. “If you’re jogging, riding a bike, or walking, and you see litter, it just gives you a bad feeling. It’s just bad, not only for our community but for our environment, as well.”
“Every weekend in April, there are cleanups going on throughout our Town.” We want to take pride in our Town. We want residents to be aware, as well as involved,” said Robert Williamson, Discover Columbus Team Member. “We want residents to remember that keeping our community clean is a year-round activity. Let’s commit to making Columbus a clean, healthy, and welcoming community.”
GFL Environmental Inc., located in Columbus, is participating too. Their bright green containers are also being staged to collect and dispose of the bagged litter bagged as part of the Town’s Litter Awareness Month.
Who can be involved?
The Town of Columbus offers opportunities for families, church groups, clubs, schools, youth and adult organizations, businesses, and community individuals to collect litter and other debris along their neighborhood streets during the month of April. Having an active role in the environment shows pride and responsibility for our community as well as provides awareness for future generations.
What about supplies?
Interested volunteer groups and participants are asked to collect litter and other debris along their neighborhood streets during the month of April. Orange trash bags, safety vests, and gloves will be available to Columbus residents who wish to participate. These supplies will be available at the Town Hall in Columbus. Contact Daisy at Columbus Town Hall at 828-894-8236 ext. 1002.
Want more information?
See the latest information on our Discover Columbus, NC, Facebook page. For any questions, please email Ernie Kan at [email protected].
“Your efforts of proper disposal methods and debris collection will help keep our community beautified.” Jimmi Buell, Discover Columbus. “Please help us keep Columbus clean. Be Columbus Proud.”
“The Discover Columbus Committee and the Town of Columbus jointly sponsor Columbus Proud” Litter Awareness Month.