On Thursday 28th May, 14 volunteers including Cardiff Met students, SU staff, Keep Wales Tidy and local residents attended an 'Environmental Champions' litter pick in Roath.
The group met on Albany Road to collect equipment before splitting up to pick up litter from the surrounding streets. The team litter picked for 1 hour collecting 14 bags of rubbish. Local residents that attended were grateful to the Students' Union for organising the litter pick and said that they would like to take part in more projects like this.
The litter pick was organised as part of the voluntary action group, 'Environmental Champions,' who work on sustainability initiatives and campaigns. The project is a partnership between Cardiff Met Students' Union, Cardiff Digs, Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC), Cardiff Council and Keep Wales Tidy.
Environmental Champions are keen to carry out more volunteer litter picks throughout the year involving more students, staff and residents, hoping to make a difference within the area and bring the community together. If you would like to join the Environmental Champions mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Environmental Champions and Students' Union volunteer opportunities, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/umax