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Cardiff Met students join environmental champions for litter pick



The litter pick team at work

​Cardiff Metropolitan University students recently teamed up with the Keep Wales Tidy campaign and volunteers from McDonalds to pick up litter alongside the River Taff as part of the Environmental Champions volunteering scheme.

Environmental Champions is a voluntary action group working on sustainability issues in Cardiff. Cardiff Met student volunteers regularly take part in action-based initiatives around waste and recycling, housing and energy efficiency, sustainable travel, and environmental events such as river clean ups and litter picks.

The dedicated students took part in the litter pick, helping to collect more than 17 bags of litter in total.

President of Cardiff Met Students' Union, Josh Barnett said:

"Volunteering is rewarding, looks fantastic on the CV and is a great way for our students to meet new people. Our volunteers develop transferable skills and gain experience that help to make them stand out from other graduates.

 "We are proud to be working with the Environmental Champions volunteering scheme, which gives our students the opportunity to get to know the community and local residents and makes a real difference to our local area.

"Volunteering opportunities are varied and can be fitted flexibly around studies. Our students did a great job on Saturday. I would like to say a big thank you to all who were involved."

Volunteers can sign up to the project via the Cardiff Met Students' Union website http://www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/umax/employability/volunteering/