G-Litter Challenge work on show
A CITY-WIDE environmental initiative has been captured in photography and is on show at the 08 Place, the one stop shop for culture.
The G-Litter Challenge shows how creative neighbours, and community groups, can be when they pull together to transform their environment. Until the end of January, the work will be on show to the public at the 08 Place, Whitechapel, which is also a Tourist Information Centre.
Liverpool City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Berni Turner, said: “We’ve been thrilled by the quality of creative projects with an environmental theme, and we hope that the public are as impressed when they view the exhibition as we were. The desire by people to make the most of their environment, from brightening up neighbourhoods, right through to helping save the planet, has been really heartening.”
Money was given to groups to carry out the work and funding partners included Liverpool City
Council, Environmental Services, Neighbourhood Management Services and independent organisations Groundwork and the Environment Agency.
Both community groups and individuals have had the opportunity to apply for small grants to carry out a project of their choice within the Goodbye Litter Campaign. The programme has successfully run over the last three years with everything from neighbourhood tidy-ups to fashion shows of clothes made from recycled rubbish.
Projects in the programme have proved to be innovative and effective in improving people’s environments, while raising awareness of key issues like recycling and fly tipping.