Bundaberg Region residents are being encouraged to make a difference and join a team to help clean up local parks, beaches, bush, land and streets this Clean Up Australia Day.
Registrations are now officially open with school teams, business teams, community groups and individuals urged to sign up.
Pip Kiernan, Chair of Clean Up Australia said the environment was facing pressure unlike ever before.
“As all Australians know, over the past two years, we’ve seen severe bushfires, cyclones and floods, and increased pressures on our biodiversity and an ever-growing volume of waste which leaks into our natural and marine environment,” she said.
“Australians tell us every day that they are concerned about the world we live in but often feel frustrated and unsure how to make a positive impact.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity to work together and take practical action.
“We seek the support of all Australians. Together we can all make a real difference.”
Registration is free, and participants receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and community groups available (businesses are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs).
“Signing up now means you’re making a pledge to improve and protect Australia’s environment,” Pip said.
“Whether you are nine or 90, participating in a Clean Up Australia event changes the way you think about your everyday habits and the practical changes each of us can make.
“Everyone who gets involved tells us how rewarding the day is and how it has made a lasting positive impact.”
Clean Up Australia Day dates:
- Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 28 February
- School's Clean Up Day – Friday 2 March
- Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 5 March
Bundaberg Regional Council supports Clean Up Australia Day by offering assistance to groups which register for an event.
This assistance may include:
- help with waste collection/disposal
- wavering of disposal fees
- supplying a limited number of additional gloves or clean-up bags
Find out more or register here.