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Clean Up Australia 2012

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'Clean Up Australia works with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment'.

One day in the year of 1989, a man envisioned a cleaner Australia and introduced a simple idea which has now become our largest community based environmental event.

As Ian sailed across the oceans of the world, he was appalled by the pollution that had rotted our beautiful oceans. After that encounter, Ian held a community event which he used to express his passion for the clean-up of our country. His suggestion of 'Clean Up Sydney' received much attention and attracted more than 40,000 Sydneysiders, who donated and committed their time to help clean-up. The following year, 'Clean Up Australia Day' was born. For their opening, around 300,000 civilians had volunteered their time to take part in the massive clean-up.

Ian's simple idea has been taken all over the world and with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 'Clean Up the World' was launched in 1993, traversing to over 80 countries. Worldwide, an estimated 35 million people from 120 countries take part in the celebration every year.

'Clean Up the World demonstrates that people across the planet are willing to do something themselves to help protect and care for their environment.'

Clean Up Australia was formed into an organisation to support and work with communities, business and government.

This is a day where our nation comes together to make our Australia beautiful. We all must play our part in the cleaning of our country.

How to get involved:

There are three steps to get involved with this wonderful organisation.
1. Create or Find a Clean Up site
2. Tell Your Friends
3. Turn Up On the Day

To get started click here.

For more information, visit the official website
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Why? To make our nation beautiful
When: 4th March 2012
Where: Anywhere
Cost: Free
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