Clean Up NZ week
Wed, 15 Sep 2004
Clean Up NZ
This week is Clean Up NZ and one of the local candidates has chosen to highlight this in her latest billboard.
Celia Wade-Brown, a Wellington City Councillor and Zero Waste advocate says "65% of people's rubbish in their bags and wheelie bins is recyclable now. Cardboard, paper, tins and some plastics have a market already. Let's not waste energy and landfill space by throwing things away.
This billboard is one of a series she calls "Really Creative Billboards" which are an antidote to the boring plastic clones most others produce. Each is individual and hand painted with a serious issue highlighted in an amusing way.
"Most billboards are boring blots on the urban landscape. I hope these offer a positive image of my principles!"
Other billboards in the series include a washing line for renewable energy, a bicycle for sustainable transport, a framed picture for a gallery and a windowbox for caring for our community.
NB The billboard is in Rintoul St, opposite Wakefield Hospital.