Each year, over 40,000 Sydney locals donate their valuable time in order to clean up their local neighbourhoods as well as the iconic Sydney Harbour.
Last year, on Sunday 7 March, over 588,000 volunteers across Australia managed to pick up 15,560 tonnes of rubbish, proving the adage of Ian Kiernan AO: "Simple, easy actions can protect the health of our water resources and help save drinking water supplies. There is not one individual who cannot help to make a difference to the health of the environment."
On Sunday 6 March 2011, When you visit the website to register, you have the option of either joining a clean-up site or creating one for yourself. To create your own site, all you need to do is enter your postcode or suburb and gather together a team.
Alternatively, you can join a group in your local area.
Of course, for some of us, a day of strenuous activities is not possible or desirable. For those people, there is the option of donating to the cause either in a local or national capacity.