Ekopedia:Featured article/March 2011
A cleaning up is a remediation, often organized among friends, colleagues, neighbours or students who set on cleaning a given public space.
Several schools organize events in collaboration with the local authorities. This aims at educating our young and intice them to become responsible citizens. These young schoolmates will hopefully become green citizens but they also enjoy themselves during such events and get closer to nature. Launching such events is easy and fun!
This does not necessarily require a huge organization, it can be one only person collecting papers, a group of neighbours who clean up a local park, friends who live in the same street and want to be able to play in a clean space... There's always some good reason to organize or participate in a cleaning event. This will often take place in Spring, cleaning up events are organized and done by young people. Unfortunately, you'll rarely find adults, except for those who manage the groups.