Alumni 2nd place

Danielle Wright, BA (Hons) Geography 2018

Danielle set up Salford Litter Heroes to tackle litter and fly tipping in Salford, organising regular litter picks encouraging the community to attend. Danielle also set up an online fundraising page for mental health charity MIND with the pledge to collect one bag of litter for every £2 raised. Danielle has expanded the initiative across Salford cleaning rivers, cleaning tons of rubbish pollution and creating more opportunities for the community to come together. She involves schools in weekly littering picks, encouraging education on pollution and intergenerational events.

The events and advice Danielle gives helps both residents physical and mental health as she encourages them to engage with their green spaces and get outdoors more. She has also developed a 20-page litter picking guide which will be supplied to MP’s are going to be supplied with a 20-page litter picking guide, spreading her work nationally.