What is the Big Hog Friendly Litter Pick Challenge
Hedgehogs are covered in thousands of spines, making them vulnerable to becoming trapped in litter. Unfortunately, many hedgehogs die every year because of this.
Taking part in the Big Friendly Litter Pick Challenge will clean up your community and save lots of animals.
Litter can be collected on your street at home, at a local park, on a lunchtime walk – not just on campus. Anyone can take part; staff, students, members of the local community etc. The university, FE college and primary school who collect the most bags of litter by the end of the challenge will win their category. You should use bin bags to collect your litter, but if you’re using other bags then we’ll account for this in the judging. One full bin bag will be equal to 3 supermarket shopping bags, for example.
E-mail photos of your full bags of litter to Hannah.email@example.com on or before 2 December.
Join the UoN Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group on a litter pick - POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
When: Tuesday 15 November at 12.30pm (lasting approximately 1 hour)
Where: University Park Campus, meet on the steps outside the Portland building (opposite the lake)
What you’ll need: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather. If you have a litter picker, please bring it, but we have some spares. Gloves and bin bags will be provided (if you borrow a litter picker, please bring it back when you’ve finished).
- Sharp objects (e.g. broken glass)
- Clinical waste (e.g. syringes)
- Hazardous areas (e.g. fast running rivers)
- Lone working if possible
- Heavy lifting
- If you find any dangerous, poisonous or hazardous materials, contact the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60.
Ensure that you:
- Cover any cuts
- Keep hands away from your eyes and mouth
- Wash hands straight away after litter picking
Only take part if you’ve read the above and are happy to proceed
Find out about the University Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group on Facebook.
Posted on Friday 21st October 2022