Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday!
Over 30 years ago, avid sailor Ian Kiernan was shocked and disgusted to see the pollution in our waters and decided to do something about it. As a result, in 1990 "Clean Up Australia Day" was born.
Since then more than $17.7 million people in Australia have donated their time and more than 365,000 ute loads of rubbish have been removed.
We lost Ian in 2018 but his day lives on. This Sunday, Australia does it again.
Clean up Australia Day this Sunday is a great reason to clean up, conserve the local environment and be active. You can even get your workplace involved. https://t.co/CIkRjBl4AP #CleanUpAustralia pic.twitter.com/0y6FqBKPhK— Get Healthy at Work (@GetHealthy_Work) February 27, 2020
Here's some places you can also join in on Sunday.
Time: 7:00am to 9:00am
Where: The Cairns Esplanade, meeting at the Citizens Great Barrier Reef Monument near the Lagoon
What to bring: Sturdy footwear, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Time: 9:00am to 12noon
Where: 10-20 Walker Rd, Edmonton to clean up Blackfellows Creek
What to bring: Bring yourself, a hat, shoes and sunscreen. Bags and gloves will be provided.
Time: from 9:30am
Where: Meet in the park near the Kuranda information centre dressed as a magical creature.
Time: 8:00am to 11:00am
Where: End of Cinderella St, Machans Beach to help clean up up the river banks and nearby carpark.
What to bring: Please bring closed shoes, a reusable water bottle, weather protective clothing and your Parley t-shirt if you have one.
Have you noticed an area that needs a clean up?