Mark Sunday 6 March 2011 in your diary as the 21st anniversary of Australia's largest community participation event.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers take to their streets with white and yellow bags and don their gloves to clean up their local community. Parks, beaches, bushland, waterways, streets and schools -- Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way you can take action to clean up, fix up and conserve our prized Australian environment.
In 2010, more than 588,000 registered volunteers across Australia pitched in at 7,073 Clean Up Sites. This year, as part of the 21st anniversary, Clean Up is calling for the support of every Australian to do their bit by joining others for the annual Day.
Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman of Clean Up Australia, urges all Australians to take part, "Every individual can make a difference to the health of our environment. All we ask is for each of you to take to your street on this one day of the year and be part of your community."
Business can also do its bit by registering for Business Clean Up Day -- Tuesday 1 March. Business Clean Up Day is one way in which a business can improve its environmental outcomes, in the workplace and beyond.
And let's not forget our kids. Schools Clean Up Day is Friday 4 March. 2,163 schools took part in 2010.
Registrations for Clean Up Sites and volunteers are now open. Individuals, businesses and schools can all join in to Clean Up Australia. To register go to: http://www.cleanup.org.au
Over the last 20 years, an estimated 237,500 tonnes of waste have been removed from our environment on Clean Up Australia Day. But with every Australian producing approximately 2 tonnes of garbage a year, there's still plenty of work to be done.
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 2011
Australia's largest community participation event. Get a group together and register your chosen Clean Up Site online.
Clean Up Australia Day -- Sunday 6 March
Business Clean Up Day -- Tuesday 1 March
Schools Clean Up Day -- Friday 4 March
WHERE: Your local park, waterway, bus area beach or street.
WHO: Everyone is welcome -- friends, family, kids, community groups, work colleagues or anyone else.
HOW: Register for Clean Up Australia Day now at www.cleanup.org.au or call 1800CUA DAY for more information.
Clean Up Australia Day 2011 -- do your bit for the environment
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