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ONE HOUSE AT A TIME
JOIN THIS CAMPAIGN AND LET'S SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
ONE HOUSE AT A TIME.
Pick it up, even if you didn't drop it If everyone picked up the litter from outside their own house our streets would be cleaner. Make an effort twice a week to do this and you'll be playing a positive part in cleaning up the whole city. Make and print a few leaflets and put them in your neighbors post box inviting them to participate.
Change needs a spark So you've picked up the litter from in front of your house, now what? Take it to a safe space, somewhere where the smoke won't stink up your neighbors washing or house, and burn it. Do the same with your household rubbish AFTER you've recycled what you can. Sure burning is not the best option but dumping your waste in a public space is even worse. Until service delivery in our communities resumes, it's up to us to work out respectful ways to deal with waste management. After all, it's our rubbish, no-one else's.
Walking on broken glass Have you noticed all the broken glass on our verges, roads and pathways? How about making our streets safe for our cyclists, pedestrians and our kids. Don't throw glass bottles on the road - it's just Really Ugly Behavior. Take them home and use them in some way..
Fill it in Adopt a pothole. Not very exciting I know but hey, have you seen any municipal workers fixing them lately? If we want to stop the damage to cars and combis, and avoid accidents then we are going to have to do something about the holes in our roads. They're only going to get worse. So work out a plan with your neighbors and take turns in fixing what's in front of you.
Unclog it It's the rainy season and a lot of storm water drains are clogged making the roads flooded at times and making it difficult for pedestrians. Look out for clogged street gutters especially on street corners and arrange with neighbors to remove the soil, rubble and rubbish from them. Get your hands dirty!
Switch it off! Help save electricity - that little you do get. Don't leave lights or other electrical appliances that are not in use on throughout the night. Cell phone chargers still consume electricity even when it is left in the socket with the phone disconnected. Although basic cell phone chargers don't consume enormous amounts of energy, when you add up all the cell phone chargers in the country the total energy used still amounts to significant numbers. Turn off other appliances like radios and TVs.
We realise that people occupy a variety of dwellings from shacks, to flats and that our shopping centres, which are getting grubbier by the day, represent more challenging circumstances. But in each and every case, if we don't get involved and Do Something, then things will only get worse.
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!
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Tel: (263-9) 883879/888478
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Our Reference: NEM/NK/P4/1 17th March 2009
Association of Business In Zimbabwe
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 'TOWNSHIP CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN'
The Bulawayo City Council in partnership with various Stakeholders is inviting you to participate in the Township Clean Up Campaign, a two-week program aimed at establishing partnerships that will work towards the cleaning up of the City of Bulawayo.
The theme for the clean up campaign is 'My City, My Pride'' Keep Bulawayo Clean and is an invitation to stakeholders to participate in the cleaning up of the City of Bulawayo. To this end, a clean up program has been planned for Makokoba and Mzilikazi Townships and will start from Monday 23rd March 2009 to Friday 3 April 2009. The first week will concentrate on Makokoba, while the week beginning 30 March 2009 will be dedicated to cleaning up Mzilikazi Township.
We kindly request your partnership in this programme which aims at establishing sustainable partnerships for the city of Bulawayo. We request assistance with repairs of refuse compactors and tools such as picks, shovels, refuse bins, spikes etc.
To confirm your participation in campaign kindly contact the Mayor's Office on 883879 and 888478. I look forward to your continued support.
THE MAYOR OF BULAWAYO