Keeping the Community Clean


All communities strive to provide clean spaces for their citizens to enjoy the outdoors. Chełm does this with the help of employees that work tirelessly to keep the sidewalks available for residents. This makes for bustling outside activity by families, students and the elderly, unlike anything that I've seen in the U.S.

What community need did I learn about?:

One of the most important things in any community is to keep the areas clean. Chełm has taken that idea a step farther than any American town I've ever seen, trying to keep the sidewalks clear all week so residents feel comfortable walking in the area. The result is amazing with people walking and biking everywhere as long as the weather is good. If the place you are heading is within twenty minutes, you can trust that the sidewalks will be clean and there will be an amazing bike path to get you there.

Why does the community have this need?:

Like all communities, when people interact in spaces, they often make a mess. In Poland, you can often find cigarette butts when walking down the street. This is a result of nearly 25% of the population being a daily tobacco smoker, with little use of vapes (e-cigarettes).

Of course, not all messes are human-made.