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Step up for better future

THIS year marks the 30-year anniversary for Clean Up Australia Day – and with the environment in desperate need of positive action, now more than ever, everyone’s being urged to step up and help.

Clean Up Australia Australia Chair Pip Kiernan said what was started 30 years ago by her father, has grown into a powerful grassroots movement and “we’re excited to continue to inspire and empower individuals and communities to take positive steps that make a difference – not just on Clean Up Australia Day but all year round”.
During this time, 17.7 million Australians have donated their time as part of Clean Up Australia Day activities. That equates to 35 million hours of volunteer time, removing more than 365,000 ute loads of rubbish from our environment.
Ms Kiernan says you can make a commitment and join their community on Sunday, March 1, by registering or signing up to a Clean Up group, however, those unable to join in, can step up by making a donation.
“This year, we want Australians to Step Up and think about the positive changes they can make for the environment every day, whether that’s using reusable coffee cups, refusing excess packaging or learning more about recycling correctly – each small change will go towards environmental change,” she said.
Funds raised go towards vital educational resources and clean up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation, throughout the year, educating the next generation on the importance of Clean Up.
To register or donate, go to cleanup.org.au.

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