He’s better known for his incredible skill as a mentalist but a little known fact about David Meade is that he’s a keen recycler.
So keen that he came to Derry to challenge people living in Derry’s Top of the Hill area to get recycling and start filling up their blue bins.
TV star David threw down the challenge when he took part in a special interactive event in Sacred Heart Primary School on Tuesday night organised by Bryson Energy in conjunction with local community group Hillcrest House.
The event was part of a special project being run by in association with the DoE and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, an environmental charity dedicated to making Northern Ireland a cleaner and more pleasant place to live.
It was a fun evening with David reading minds and amazing the audience with his ability to second guess what people were thinking, but he also emphasised the importance of local communities getting involved in recycling. He said that with just a little time and effort families could make a major impact to increase the amount of waste being recycled.
Pointing out that most householders receive an average of 848 pieces of junk mail every year, David said if all this was recycled, it would not have to go to landfill sites.
Also encouraging the audience to get recycling, Geraldine Casey of Bryson Energy added that children can help with recycling and said it was easy for families to make a start by recycling plastic items such as milk cartons.
“The project aims to engage with householders in the community to promote recycling, increase recycling rates, and give hints and tips to change the householder’s habits and environmental behaviours in the home to help them save money,” she said.
David Meade will be back in Derry for a follow up event at Sacred Heart Primary School on Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm when there will be more prizes up for grabs. There will be workshops and information stands in the Top of the Hill community in conjunction with Hillcrest House until the end of March. These will be advertised through Hillcrest facebook.