Little Kiwis clean up banks of the Elbe
Everyone wishes for a clean and green environment. But far too often chewing gum is spat into nature, bottle caps are thrown into the bushes or cigarette butts are carelessly dropped. For the official cleaning of the banks of the Elbe on April 1st, our Kiwi team has registered as a cleaning team. With them: the Kiwi offspring aged 2 to 16 years.
With gloves and garbage bags packed, big and small Kiwis set out on Saturday to clean the meadows in Dresden Pieschen from plastic waste, glass and other litter. From 9 to 11 a.m., the little ones crawled into bushes and, together with their parents and many other volunteers, made the city cleaner. Around 20 garbage bags were filled this way by the Kiwi team.
"I'm proud that even our youngest Kiwis are getting involved in keeping the environment clean and making our beautiful city even more livable. Of course, this won't solve the big problems caused by microplastic pollution. But it is a small step in the right direction. A step towards showing our children that every individual can make a difference. If you pick up trash yourself, you won't carelessly drop it in nature. We have a responsibility to set a good example for our children and give them the opportunity to make a difference. We believe in a green future - we want to pass that on to even the youngest children." - Dr. Frank Schlichting, CEO Kiwigrid