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Trash Mob takes over ETX


Keep Tyler Beautiful, the Wesley Foundation Student Ministry at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler joined forces for another Trash Mob litter clean-up Tuesday at Noble Young Park.

Much like a the popular Flash Mobs, Tyler's Trash Mobs bring groups of students together at public parks and other gathering places to pick up trash in brief, concentrated effort.

Tuesday at Noble Young Park in Tyler, volunteers worked from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to pick up trash and other debris.

The Trash Mob was formed in July 2011 by the TJC Methodist student ministry and now partners with Keep Tyler Beautiful. Phyllis Carlyle, chair of Keep Tyler Beautiful said the trash mobs continuously grown since they began almost one year ago and made Tyler residents more eco-friendly. 

"When we first started doing these things we didn't have that many people. I think Tyler people are becoming more aware and working harder to keep things clean in the first place. If everyone that went to the parks would pick up their own trash then we wouldn't need these days," Carlyle said.


Sunny Farley, Wesley Foundation director, said students at the Methodist student ministry formed Flash Mob missions last summer as a way of living out their Christian faith on campus and beyond. Rev. Farley explained that cleaning up areas in Tyler demonstrates the students' commitment to taking care of the earth and encourages others to do the same.


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