A local cleans up the Coffs Coast at last year’s Clean Up Australia Day.
A local cleans up the Coffs Coast at last year’s Clean Up Australia Day.

Gloves ready for Clean Up Day

GET your gloves ready and get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on the Coffs Coast.

The annual event is in its 21st year and began with Ian Kiernan’s desire to clean up Sydney Harbour; it has become the nation’s largest environmental event.

In Coffs Harbour area, Clean Up Australia founder and chairman Ian Kiernan is encouraging everyone to do their bit towards protecting local ecosystems and 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,” said Mr Kiernan.

“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 www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ or call 02 8197 3400 for more information.



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