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Find and Pick Up the Rubbish
On March 5th, 2017, thousands of Australians will take part in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign. It all started many years ago when yachtsman Ian Kiernan discovered how much rubbish was polluting the environment around the world.
"In 1989 an 'average Australian bloke' had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard – Sydney Harbour. This simple idea has become the nation's largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day." * from the Clean Up Australia website.
It is a fantastic opportunity to clean up your neighbourhood, meet your neighbours and show young people how the laziness of so many others adds to the pollution of our wonderful country.
Many schools get involved with students working in areas around their school, picking up rubbish left in parks and streets around their schools.
To learn more about the program, go to their website Clean Up Australia , and join a group in your locality, or set up a group in a place where you know there is a lot of rubbish. You will then be able to recruit friends and neighbours to assist.
Many local councils support the program, and site supervisors are provided with a range of items to assist their local projects. Bags, rubber gloves, a pack with instructions, signs to erect and much more will be provided.
To see how you can help, check out the website and see if there is already a clean up site near your location. Join that one or start your own. Make sure you register on the site.
A Clean Up Team
Local businesses often support the program, so there are often surprises for people who participate. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, hat and sunscreen, and go to your selected site on the appointed time.
It is a fun event with all the family - and you will be surprised what strange things you will find. Bring the family - they will enjoy it and it will teach them a lot about the damage done to the environment by not taking the proper care of rubbish.