Margaret McDougall MPS Signs Pledge to Help Clean up Scotland

Labour MSP Margaret McDougall has signed a pledge to do her bit to Clean Up Scotland, as part of a new campaign launched by the independent environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The campaign, which will start in January, aims to empower clean-ups all over Scotland, including in North Ayrshire, to clear the country of litter and mess. It also aims to gradually encourage zero tolerance toward the dumping of litter and mess and to change people’s behaviour.

Clean Up Scotland aims to engage 1,000,000 people across Scotland – individuals, local groups and businesses – in activities ranging from signing the pledge to organising a clean-up in their local area. The campaign will highlight the issues that affect far too many Scots, such as litter, dog fouling, flytipping, flyposting, graffiti and abandoned cars.

Commenting after signing the pledge, Margaret McDougall MSP  said:

I hope everyone in North Ayrshire will join me in signing up to the Clean Up Scotland pledge. Everyone from individuals, local groups and businesses can do their part to help keep Scotland beautiful and if we all take part and work together we can tackle the scourge of rubbish on our communities.”

“You can participate in a range of activities from signing the pledge on the website, donating money to the Campaign, to organising or participating in a local clean up. Clean up Scotland will supply the Kit, so let’s get out there and do our bit to keep Scotland beautiful.”

Commenting on the Campaign, Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“Scotland is a beautiful country, but it could be so much better without litter and mess. We conducted a survey showing that over half of Scots have dropped litter, and that almost half do it on an occasional or regular basis. This is more than just a visual problem – it affects our society, our health and the economy.

“It’s an unacceptable situation, and this campaign will change it. Small efforts by ordinary people can make a big difference, and we want one million people to join with us in making this campaign a success.

“I am calling on individuals, local groups and businesses in the North Ayrshire area to participate in activities ranging from signing the pledge on our website, to donating money to the Campaign, to organising or participating in a local clean up. We will bring the kit – all you need to do is bring yourself and your pride in North Ayrshire.”

The Clean Up Scotland pledge can be signed here: www.cleanupscotland.com/pledge

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About Margaret McDougall MSP

MSP for the West Scotland Region

Posted on November 23, 2012, in Campaign and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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