Mayor Gualtieri joins a major clean-up event in Rome


Residents of the Italian capital Rome teamed together with over 400 organisations and clubs to assist the municipal garbage collection service AMA Roma in cleaning up the city. Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri also participated in the big clean-up event.

Mayor of Rome stated on social media: ‘’Beautiful day of widespread participation throughout the city. I’ve been to Villa Pamphilj, Colle Oppio and Centocelle and everywhere I felt the same enthusiasm, the same desire to work for Rome and to be together.’’

The event titled “Rome takes care of Rome – My whole city” was dedicated to cleaning the streets, squares and green areas throughout the Italian capital. It was originally scheduled for April 2nd, but was later moved due to bad weather conditions. Residents were able to register for participation until April 8th through a simple online procedure.

AMA provided brooms, bags, plastic bins, gloves and other necessary equipment. Agesci, Acli, AS Roma, SS Lazio Foundation, Community of Sant’Egidio, Caritas, Lipu, Marevivo, Tevere Day, Faculty of Architecture, schools and hundreds of local groups were also among the participating organisations.

Mayor Gualtieri stated: “Rome has as its primary objective to put in place an efficient system of waste collection and management, but this day has a very important meaning: the administration makes itself available to the citizens on a day of celebration, to reiterate that concretely loving our places is first and foremost a choice of civilization, because attention to the care of the commons is the first step to define ourselves as citizens.”

“The amount of the extraordinary participation by the associations confirms that there is a great desire to ‘reappropriate’ the streets, squares and parks of the neighbourhoods in which we live,’’ mayor of Rome also stated. (photo credit: flickr/WEF)