Keep Aust clean and green
MARK your diary – Sunday, March 6, is when hundreds of thousands of Australians will take to their streets for Clean Up Australia Day.
Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades is keen to see as many sites as possible being cleaned up on the day and he’s encouraging residents to lend a hand.
“We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to register as site co-ordinators for the day,” Cr Rhoades said.
“A site co-ordinator’s role is to ensure people register to clean up on the day, hand out equipment to volunteers and generally ensure the day runs smoothly, with assistance from council staff if needed.
“So why not register a site you love to visit and encourage your family, friends and anyone else from sporting or other groups you are involved with to come along for the day to have fun while helping the environment.”
Registrations to become a site co-ordinator are now open with the Clean Up Australia Day organisation, but will close on February 20. To register or to find out more about volunteering on the day, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).
In the Coffs Harbour area, Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan 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.”