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Making a difference... one litter pick at a time


Sabbatical officer Rotimi Olorunfemi

University of Bradford graduate Rotimi Olorunfemi is making a difference by organising a series of litter picks in the city.

The 30-year-old, who studied computer science in his native Nigeria, before completing a one-year Applied AI Master’s here in Bradford (graduating in 2023), says he just wants to ‘give something back’.

So far, Rotimi has organised three litter picks, the last one on February 15 when he and a group of volunteers collected 30 bags of rubbish from streets near the university.

Sabbatical officer Rotimi Olorunfemi picking up litter

Previous litter picks, apart from in Bradford, have also taken place in Shipley and in March they plan to take their rubbish removal skills to Bradford Wildlife Trust, where they will be collaborating to organise another litter pick.

Rotimi, who is currently serving as a communities and activities officer with the University of Bradford’s Students’ Union, said: “I decided to start this because when I first came here, I noticed some areas of the city had a lot of rubbish. It’s a way of giving back to the community, and it’s fun when it’s done in a group. I also think it’s something that anyone can do and it’s very fulfilling, because you know you’ve made a difference.”

If you want to take part in future litter pick events, contact Rotimi by email on:

Sabbatical officer Rotimi Olorunfemi picking up litter