An Taisce has praised all of the volunteers from Tipperary for their hard work, commitment and generous contribution of their time and energy to the 2011 National Spring Clean Campaign. Over half a million people throughout Ireland volunteered during the month of April to clean up their communities as part of the National Spring Clean, Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative.
Patricia Oliver, Chairperson of the National Spring Clean Campaign said - “We are delighted with the increased participation rates again in this year’s National Spring Clean. It is incredibly heartening to see that Irish people are still willing to volunteer and come together to improve their locality and environment. I would like to sincerely praise all of the community groups who gave their time this Spring to this important yearly campaign”.
As the campaign draws to a close for 2011, An Taisce is urging communities all around Tipperary to keep up the good work all year round. Although the National Spring Clean Initiative mainly focuses on the month of April, it has been designed to heighten the awareness of litter and waste issues and promote personal responsibility for litter all year round. The month of April is simply used as a spring board to launch this activity.