I’ve been joining a lot of contests online since the year started. So far I’ve won quite a few and just a few minutes ago, Ria of The Accidental Teacher notified me that I won Unilab’s Ideas That Change contest, which she hosted. Here’s the proof.
Here’s my entry to the contest:
My idea is very simple: put lots of durable trash cans around. People, kids and adults alike, throw trash on the streets because they can’t see a trash can around. I have observed this while waiting for my daughter at a nearby public school. There are plenty of candy wrappers and plastics thrown around because no trash can was in sight in the school grounds or in the gates. Then this afternoon it rained for 20 minutes and the street’s almost flooded because trash already made their way to the canals.
By simply providing trash cans, we are giving people a reason not to just throw things on the streets. There’d be less worries during the rainy season and cleaning the streets won’t be such a burden to our public workers.
Thanks to Unilab and Ria!!