Dozens of children from Cramond Primary School have written to their local Edinburgh Western MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton, to highlight the beach clean that took place on Sunday 23rd May to clean up the river almond. The clean was organised on Facebook by “Surfers Against Sewage”. Mr Cole-Hamilton has written back to the pupils to thank them for their engagement with local environmental issues and has put forward a parliamentary motion to highlight the campaign.
Mr Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:
“I am so encouraged that the next generation are environmentally aware and campaigning from such a young age. Thank you to each of the 54 pupils who took the time to write to me. Whilst the climate crisis needs Government and industry to step up to the large scale challenges, it’s fantastic to see community based action to make our local area more clean and reduce pollution.
“Litter does blight pockets of areas all over my constituency and I want to thank volunteers who regularly do litter pick in our parks and beaches. We have some wonderful scenery and wildlife to enjoy, and we can take better care of our local environment. I look forward to championing more of these grassroot initiatives over the summer, not only can we keep our green spaces and rivers looking fantastic so we all enjoy our time outdoors, we can protect the wildlife and ecosystem from the harmful effects of pollution.”