Trash Mob Takes on Bayou St. John (Photos)
While many New Orleanians were sampling king cakes at Champions Square, the NOLA Trash Mob was cleaning up da’ Bayou on Sunday. The volunteer group meets once a week to tackle a different area of the city, and Brandon Robert captured some highlights from this Sunday’s pickup.
Membership is open to anyone, and the clean ups typically last an hour. Mobster Daniel Paschall said that the goal is to not only beautify the city, but empower neighborhoods.
“The group hopes that these trash mobs will empower communities by the simple action of cleaning their neighborhood, while leading to a greater awareness overall of the importance of not littering and taking responsibility for shared spaces,” said Paschall.
According to Paschall, NOLA Trash Mob believes that litter “devalues the city.
“The act of picking up litter adds that value back and builds a closer connection between the person and their environment,” said Paschall.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garbage bags, but the group provides a limited supply of extras as well as trash grabbers.
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