Earth Day Litter Pick

Litter picking

Central Hertfordshire is now a little bit greener thanks to the hard work of EEAST Paramedic and Green Champion, Katy-Lee Winter.

Katy organised litter picks across central Hertfordshire last week/this week, to mark Earth Day, the annual international day of environmental action encouraging people to help in the fight against climate change.

Earlier this year Katy, a Paramedic based in West Hertfordshire (Hemel), became one of the Trust’s 35 Green Champions, a voluntary role which encourages staff to promote sustainability in their local workplace. With Earth Day on the horizon, Katy decided to take this a step further and take her work to the local community, organising colleagues to participate in a series of litter picks across Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and St Albans.

Katy said: ‘Earth Day is a great opportunity to really raise awareness of the little steps we could all be taking to reduce our impact on the environment. A littler pick seemed like a good idea as we’ve all been spending more time outdoors over the past year and hopefully it will make the area more enjoyable for everyone. It’s only something small, but if we all do our bit I do think it will make a difference.’

As well as Katy’s litter picking, other Green Champions took part in a webinar chaired by NHS Sustainability Partnerships and Halston Marketing. The webinar emphasised the opportunities and challenges facing NHS organisations in the move to net-zero.

If you are feeling inspired by Katy’s efforts and would like to find out more about becoming a Green Champion then please email


Published 27 April 2021