People dropping litter can ruin the environment for the long term, and harm animals and wildlife. Make an anti-litter poster to discourage littering in your area.
Celebrating your local green space
Draw a picture of your local park or somewhere else you like to go in your area. Take care to make your picture as nice as possible.
If you want you could go on a walk to the area and draw it while you are there. Or you could look at photos of it to make your picture. Or maybe it is somewhere you have been so often that you can draw it from your memory?
What are your favourite things about this space? What time of year does it look the best? Take this into account when you draw your picture.
Once you are finished and happy with your picture, stick litter (sweetie papers, bottle tops, crisp packets etc.) all over it.
How does this make you feel? Where does litter belong? What should we do with things when we are finished with using them? Can we REDUCE the waste we make? Is there anything that we could REUSE? How much of the remaining waste can we RECYCLE?
You could write something on your picture to tell people to pick up their litter, or you could make a new picture to encourage people to reduce what they buy, to re-use things as much as possible and to recycle whenever possible when throwing something away.
Sharing Your Message
You could put your picture up in your window so people walking past see your message. You could also put your poster up in your green space – or send it to whoever is in charge of keeping that space clean and tidy for them to put up.