The St Albans Sustainability Festival – #SUSTFEST seemed to be a perfect opportunity for getting people together outdoors to join organised litter picks www.sustfest.org
Soroptimist International St Albans and District Club President Barbara Saunders and Club Treasurer Sarah Lichman worked really hard and picked up loads of litter on Redbourn Lane, between Harpenden and Redbourn, on 23 May. The event was organised by Plastic Free Harpenden.
During lock down and the gradual reopening of society, we have seen and heard lots of examples of people meeting up in public spaces and leaving their rubbish behind. Rubbish and waste also blows around getting caught in the trees and building up along verges detracting from the beauty of our local environment and sometimes causing injury and possible death to animals.
After the litter pick Barbara said ‘The verges are very overgrown at this time of year so it was sometimes difficult to see the rubbish underneath. In spite if this, in the space of an hour, 3 of us filled 10 bags full of rubbish (bottles and cans, crisp packets and general waste) from about 300 yards on either side of the road. We made a small but significant impact, and were glad to have done our bit for the local environment.’
Well done team Soroptimist!
Our Members attended many different events over the main two weeks of the Sustainability Festival which appears to have been a great success again – in defiance of COVID!
The Club is hosting an event for #SUSTFEST on 28 June online at 7.30pm – “How memories are made, making the most of stuff in your home” – click here to find out more and book your place www.sigbi.org/st-albans/art-of-giving