Glove up for Clean Up Australia Day

GET your gloves ready and be involved in Clean Up Australia Day 2011 on the Coffs Coast.

The annual event is in its 21st year and began with Ian Kiernan’s desire to clean up Sydney Harbour where he lived.

It has become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event.

In the Coffs Harbour area, the Clean Up Australia founder and chairman is encouraging everyone to do their bit towards protecting local ecosystems while improving the appeal of their area.

“Australians generally do the right thing but with each one of us producing two tonnes of rubbish every year, there is still too much waste ending up in our natural environment,” Mr Kiernan said.

“Every piece of rubbish that ends up in our parks, waterways, bushland and on our streets or beaches is a potential killer of local wildlife.”

The Clean Up Australia Day campaign includes a Schools Clean Up Day to be held on Friday, March 4, where students, teachers and parents work to clean up a site that is special for them.

Visit http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ or call 02 8197 3400 for more information.



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