Friday, April 20, 2007

Curb the Clutter -- May 5th

Litter is a problem for communities of all sizes, and only with the help of all of its citizens can a community hope to keep their environment clean and beautiful. AFSCME Local 965 is helping to take collective responsibility for our environment by participating in the City of Fayetteville’s Curb the Clutter program. This program provides us with the opportunity to perform a worthwhile community service that enhances the public image and natural beauty of our campus and our community.

AFSCME Local 965 members have adopted a section of Razorback Road from 6th Street to Cleveland for the purpose of litter control, to increase public awareness of the monumental task of managing Arkansas' rights-of-way, and to promote public involvement. Not only does roadside litter detract from our State's natural beauty, it costs Arkansas taxpayers over $2 million annually to pick up. In 2004, more than 85 tons of litter was collected from city streets in Fayetteville. The Curb the Clutter programs provide a mechanism for our union members to address this problem and become personally involved in improving our campus, our community, and our environment.

Our next pick-up date is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th. Meet at the physical plant parking lot on Razorback Road. Safety vests and litter bags will be provided for all participants.

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