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Our vision

Litter picking on an open fieldOur mission
  • Inspire and empower others to create resilient and healthier communities

  • Foster behaviour change to ensure everyone can enjoy a cleaner and greener environment

  • Promote personal environmental responsibility  to that everyone takes an active role in protecting our local environment

The issues

Never before has there been a greater need for our work. Live Here Love Here was founded to tackle environmental issues by encouraging volunteers to take practical action in their local communities. By working together, we can start to tackle the negative impact on our planet to bring about positive change to our communities.

The issues - litter


In 2018, there were an average of 625 items of litter washed up by the tide per 100m of Northern Irish beach, of which 78% were plastic. Despite a cleaning bill of £45 million every year, only 7% of transects surveyed by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful in 2018/2019 were completely free from litter and 56% of rural transects surveyed were unacceptably polluted by litter. This litter is most likely to have been chucked by careless people out of their vehicles - such as take away packaging from food drinks and cigarettes.

The issues - dog fouling

Dog fouling

Did you know? In 2018/2019 10% of transects had dog fouling present and one transect had six dog poos within 50m! No one likes to step in dog mess, and it can carry parasites like the Toxicara Worm. Symptoms include eye disorders, vague ache, dizziness, nausea, asthma and in rare cases, seizures / fits.

The issues - fly tipping

Fly tipping

Fly tipping includes everything from throwing a bag of household rubbish in an alleyway or dumping an old washing machine at the roadside, to organized crime dumping thousands of litres of fuel waste into a field or river. Once dumped, the waste becomes the responsibility of the land owner, so an innocent person has to foot the bill for cleaning it up while the criminal makes money from damaging our environment.