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Newark, N.J., enlists schoolchildren in war on litter.

Newark, N.J., kicked-off this fall's Clean Team Campaign by swearing in 300 kindergarten through second-graders at the Camden Street School as members of the Clean Newark Kids Corps.

"We are already waging war with the litterer, the graffiti scribbler and the illegal dumper," said Mayor Sharpe James. "Now we are turning up the heat, by mobilizing Newark's children, to win the battle in their own neighborhoods."

The children pledged to pick up trash and dispose of it properly at home, join cleanup projects and refrain from littering and scrawling graffiti. Each pupil received a membership kit which included an official badge and membership card.

The children also heard presentations on litter prevention and how the city's recycling program works.

Details: David Lippman at (973) 733-3697
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Author:Turner, Laura
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NJ
Date:Jan 13, 2003
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