Mountain Clean Up Thursday 21st June 2012
It's all too easy to take the cleanliness of our mountains for granted but now you have a chance to get involved.On Thursday 21st June at the bottom of the Express Prolays (Stash lift) you can meet other willing volunteers at 10.30am to help clear the mountain of the winter's rubbish. Don't worry, there will be transport provided to the top of the lift line!
All you need to do is make sure you're wearing sensible clothing and sturdy footwear as gloves and bin bags will be provided.
At the end of the day, Avoriaz Snowzone will kindly be providing a BBQ for all those who volunteered to help out. If the weather isn't looking okay on the day then it will be rescheduled to Friday 22nd.
A message from Stew Monk, who will also be making a short video to accompany the event:
"In conjunction with Mountain riders, our aim is to host an event that brings everybody together to increase awareness of the impact rubbish has on the mountains, and how people's behavior concerning their rubbish can be changed.
For this to happen, each one of us can take certain small steps:
-If you bought it up the mountain, take it back down with you.
-Dispose of rubbish properly in the closest bin/recycling bins.
You can also go further than this, by reducing rubbish at its source:
-Buying products with reusable packaging or with packaging made of recyclable material.
-Buying products with little or no packaging."
If you can't wait until 21st June or are keen for a warm-up round, there will also be litter picking at the Montriond lake and surrounding areas this Friday (15th) at 5pm.