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To combat the City of New Orleans’ trash problem, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School hosted “Let’s Give Back, NOLA,” a community clean-up day, on Saturday, May 14th
Tons of trash gets dumped in the streets of our city daily. The most common discarded items include plastic bottles, plastic bags, and food wrappers. This detracts from the natural beauty of our city. This initiative brought residents and partners together to improve public spaces by removing litter and unsightly objects. Participants took pride in their hard work and commitment to the contribution of a better society. It also brought awareness to the importance of recycling.
Students and chaperones were be divided up into groups with a designated area to clean. Each team was responsible for clearing out storm drains, carrying large debris to corners for 311 pick up, using trash grabbers to gather glass for recycling, and disposing of any trash items.
“We would like to thank our partners for helping us create a more sustainable environment,” said Danielle Jenkins, senior sponsor. “A clean community is a proud community. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”