Grassroots Takes Part in "Clean Up the World" Environmental Initiative

Grassroots Club: "Clean Up the World“

Grassroots Club: “Clean Up the World“

On Saturday, September 27th, Grassroots club and other members of the JCU community participated in the first edition of “Clean Up Rome,” a volunteer event organized by various UN agencies as part of the global environmental initiative “Clean Up the World.” The location of the clean-up was Parco della Caffarella, a very large, but also quite littered, urban park in Rome.

Equipped with latex gloves, garbage bags and a strong sense of environmental responsibility, over forty volunteers combed the park for trash. While cleaning, participants found litter of every type—plastic bags, cans, bottles, cigarette butts, and even a car tire.

In the end, dozens of bags of trash were sorted and recycled with the help of Rome’s waste management company, AMA. The event was a huge success and left all JCU participants feeling like they had made a small, but significant difference for the local environment.

Learn more about Grassroots at John Cabot University.

(Photos by Nadeem Rifai)