Port Stephens urged to join the Clean Up Australia challenge

Terrie-Ann Johnson, Clean Up Australia managing director.
Terrie-Ann Johnson, Clean Up Australia managing director.

Start 2019 with a resolution to make a difference in your local environment by registering for Clean Up Australia Day.

Registrations are now open so it’s time to check out rubbish hotspots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2019 the year when change starts with you.

In 2019 Clean Up Australia is working with Guinness World Records to create a category for the greatest number of employees engaged in an environmental activity at any one time. 

Businesses in Port Stephens are encouraged to focus their action on Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday, February 26.

We aim to use 2019 Business Clean Up Day as a platform from which to launch our formal record attempt in 2020. To get the ball rolling we need all businesses, regardless of size, to rise to the challenge to help formalise this as an official entry.

Schools will be running their own clean ups on Friday, March 1. Youth and community groups will take to their streets over the weekend of March 2-3.

Participating in one or more of these events is the perfect opportunity to join with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to remove all the rubbish accumulating in your local park, bushland, beaches and waterways before it kills our wildlife. 

Ian Kiernan AO, founder of Clean Up Australia, was a firm believer that each of us needs to take responsibility for looking after the environment.

Ian believed that every single one of us can and should make a difference. Volunteer action was his amazingly simple idea, his dream and his inspiration. His passion was working alongside his fellow Aussies as we clean up our environment and/or reduce waste before it becomes a problem.

Change starts with you. The key to success is stopping litter becoming rubbish. There are so many actions every one of us can take to help reduce the 8 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans worldwide each year.

Over the last 29 years volunteers have donated more than 33 million hours, at over 178,000 locations across the country.

Together they have removed the equivalent of 350 thousand ute-loads of rubbish across Australia.

Bookmark your place in the clean up journey.

Online registrations are free and now open at: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au