The Recycling Community Investment Fund (RCIF) is an initiative run by the Ards and North Down Borough Council. Due to everyone's recycling efforts landfill costs were cut, and the council were able to invest in local community projects. To highlight the great achievements of the RCIF, we filmed across the borough with Holywood Men's Shed, Clandeboye Forest School and Citizen Sea as well as many local businesses and recognisable tourist spots.
The sense of community that we felt while we were out and about filming in the borough was palpable. From council workers helping us find the ballot bins and volunteering their own family to speak in the film, to plentiful cups of tea offered at the men’s shed and ice cream scooping lessons at Caproni, it was clear that everyone loves living in the borough.
The collaboration and creative thinking from the council made this film a joy to work on, and we always left with a smile on our face after filming with each community project.
You can feel the community spirit and genuine desire to make a difference in this film. The council's vision for a better environment, alongside the direct action of its people truly comes across and makes us want to watch it again and again. Thank you to every one of you that made the film what you see today - a beacon of hope that will inspire every one of us to keep doing our bit to take care of our planet.
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