Wednesday 10 March | Kris de Roeck

For her #100DaysOfGreenNevis project, flautist Kris de Roeck has decided to collect one piece of litter everyday.

I was inspired to do this by the amount of litter I see on a daily basis as I walk around Glasgow Southside. As someone who is usually found up a hill somewhere in the highlands I am saddened by the amount of litter on the streets near to my home as it makes Glasgow look like the sort of place that nobody looks after or would enjoy spending time in. 

Every year in Scotland over 250 Million pieces of litter and 26000 Tons of fly tipped waste end up on our streets. That’s an equivalent to 46 pieces of litter, and around 5kg of fly tipped rubbish per person. This is estimated to cost Scotland around £56 Million a year to deal with correctly. Find out more about this subject here, https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/litter-flytipping/impacts

By collecting over 100 pieces of litter I know I have done my part in reducing Scotlands litter problem. I can also take pleasure in the fact that the streets around my home now look a lot nicer. :)Whilst researching about this issue I was pleased to find several groups and individuals involved in cleaning up our streets and keeping our country looking good. If everyone in this country did something similar then there wouldn’t be any litter on our streets at all!

From 1 February 2021, Nevis is running #100DaysOfGreenNevis, where our musicians, staff and trustees will each take on a task for 100 days linked to Sustainability. We’d love you to join us, either by following the campaign online to get ideas of what you can do, or to show us you own actions for us to share. If you would like to know more, do get in touch at georgina@nevisensemble.org 

Nevis Ensemble’s #GreenNevis campaign in 2019 won the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and was shortlisted for Best Campaign by Julie’s Bicycle.