D&G Eco Warriors came together in 2018 to help clean up Dumfries and Galloway’s beaches and natural resources.
D+G Eco warriors, with the help of volunteers, we’ve come together to shift tons of plastic and other rubbish – from sharks teeth to bath tubs, to traffic cones and canoes. We currently have to date over 2000 supports and still thriving.
To date February 2023 we have amounted an amazing 600+ bags of waste from beaches, industrial parks, forests, laybys, parks and community areas. 52 water drums, 12 tyres, 3 bins, 2 tvs as well as a bag if concrete and other items.
We endeavour to continue our Eco warriors community and fight against plastic pollution again as well as pride ourselves with what we have achieved as the A TEAM…..
We have had helicopters involved in cleans last year thanks to partnership working with Dumfries and Devorgilla Rotary club, Kirkcudbright Rotary club, Police cadets, local farmers providing us with tractors and trailers, support from Dumfries and Galloway Council, Solway Firth Partnership, RSPB and many more to come. Unfortunately we were not sucessful in securing further funding through Climate Action Lottery fund but we will carry on researching. We need funding to help secure ways to move further bags of waste from logistically challenging cleans.
Solway firth partnership have been great at providing us with skips at some of the clean.
We want to push forwards and educate of the dangers of helium balloons and using alternatives for releasing balloons for memorials. We only have one world and one chance to get it right so us in our fight and be part of something worthwhile.
D+G Eco Warrior Cleans want to bring together businesses, community groups, and individuals to educate and inspire everyone to have the confidence to run litter picks in their own area. Together we can help to create happier, healthier, cleaner, and greener places to live and enjoy.
We want to support communities who are tackling the problem of litter themselves, by offering advice and resources to enable people to organise tidy-up activities that will enhance their neighbourhoods.
Research shows that people tend to drop litter more when there is already rubbish on the ground. By making sure our communities are clean and tidy, there is less of an incentive for people to drop. A lack of pride in local areas can also lead to more crime, so keeping neighbourhoods litter-free could help keep people safe too.
Every day a large number of items that could be reused or recycled end up being thrown away. Litter picking is a great way to raise awareness of the plastic pollution epidemic.
Things to improve your local environment can be actions such as litter picking which can be a great way to enjoy some physical activity outdoors, meeting new people as well as positive mental health. It is an opportunity to gain some exercise and achieve something valuable at the same time. There is also the social benefit of getting together with your neighbours to clean up your area. Local litter picks can really bring a individuals and communities together.
D+G Eco Warrior cleans values are much more than simply getting people to pick up litter. We want to encourage long-term behaviour change around the issues of litter and waste. See and download our available resources below:
- Recycling centres – Dumfries and Galloway Council (dumgal.gov.uk)
- Template Volunteer Sign-in Sheet
- Litter Picking Risk Assessment
- Contact us – Dumfries and Galloway Council (dumgal.gov.uk)
- Litter & Waste | Eco-Schools Scotland (keepscotlandbeautiful.org)
- find us on Tik Tok @dgecowarriors
Watch out 2023 we’re coming for you!
Please click on Event tab below to see our latest cleans and events thanks. Feel free to email the Eco warriors team on firstname.lastname@example.org