Ours to Protect – The Big Donegal Clean up with John McCandless 02/04/2024

Highland Radio are delighted to partner with Coimisiún na Meán in launching a new series dealing with various topics on sustainability.

Donna-Marie Doherty of Highland Radio will have a weekly feature on Tuesdays at 12:30 covering a real mix of different topics and interviews with businesses and experts who have a common interest on expertise in sustainability.

Coimisiún na Meán stated; ‘”Ours to Protect”, is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.’

This week Highland Radio spoke to John McCandless of the Environmental Department of Donegal County Council:

Did you know?

The Big Donegal Cleanup runs every April!

The goal is for communities to come together and take a proactive approach to improving the environment that we all share.

There is hopes that 2024 will be the biggest clean up yet – more and more people have been joining!

Why is it important?

Over 900 clean ups were supported by Donegal County Council last year – that’s a lot of rubbish off our roads.

This campaign sees the Council supporting individuals, groups, businesses and organisations in arranging their own clean-ups.

The Council provides bags, gloves and litter pickers while also taking care of the collection of rubbish once it has been bagged.

You can contact the council all year round for support with a clean up – not just in April.

Get involved:

The Donegal Volunteer Centre are once more joining the campaign and will publicise details of planned clean-ups on their website www.volunteerdonegal.ie.

The Council is also planning to promote clean-ups on its social media pages. You can share your photos via the following sites:

  1. Twitter @DonegalCouncil
  2. Facebook @donegalcoco

To sign up for this year’s Big Donegal Clean-Up call 074 91 53900, call to your local Council office or visit www.donegalcoco.ie.

You can also register with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign by calling (01) 4002219 or online at www.nationalspringclean.org.

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