25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

January 31, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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In 2014 more than 572,406 volunteers including members of the Jewish community. removed an estimated 15,708 tonnes of rubbish from 7,140 sites across Australia, 

Ian Kiernan - founder of Clean Up Australia

Ian Kiernan – founder of Clean Up Australia

As registrations roll in for Clean Up Australia’s 25th Anniversary, Chairman and Founder, Ian Kiernan, is confident that 2015 will be a record-breaking year.

“I am very proud to have worked with all of our volunteers over the past 25 years. Clean Up Australia belongs to you; your generosity and passion for the environment have made each annual Day possible so let’s make this year one of celebration and results,” said Mr Kiernan.

“For more than 10 of these years many of us have been focusing our efforts on reducing beverage waste with action around the country to introduce a national container deposit scheme. We are also all getting tired of seeing cigarette butts littering our favourite local areas. While there has been some progress on these fronts there is still so much to be done. So our sights are set on increasing registrations and volunteer numbers in our 25th year, which means we need you to look around your local area – your streets, parks, sporting grounds, beaches, bushland and waterways to find those rubbish hotspots that need attention,” said Mr Kiernan.

“Next step is to put your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues in the picture – working alongside you to make 2015 a year of record achievement.”

And if cleaning up isn’t your scene, there is another way to put yourself in the picture on Sunday 1 March. Clean Up Australia is inviting YOU – individuals, schools and businesses to join them as a community sponsor of Clean Up Australia Day.

“We are inviting people to join us in any way they can, whether registering a site, asking your friends to sponsor your site, joining as a volunteer or becoming a member of YOU – every one of us can be part of the 25 years celebration,” said Mr Kiernan.

Clean Up Australia is a, not-for-profit charity, which relies heavily on donations from individuals and businesses to mobilise hundreds of thousands of Australians to produce fundamental, positive change. Membership of YOU will assist them working with communities to help us all to reduce our impact on our environment every day.

Clean Up Australia Day 2015 is your chance to put yourself in the picture and join hundreds of thousands of volunteers who will take their white and yellow bags and don their gloves to clean up their local community. Over the last quarter of a century volunteers have donated more than 27.2 million hours towards caring for the environment through Clean Up Australia Day, by removing an estimated 288,650 tonnes of rubbish from 145,754 sites across the country.

Registrations for 2015 Clean Up sites are now open. To register go to: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

A spokesperson for Clean Up Australia told J-Wire that they had no records of what Jewish groups had done “but we know they were involved and we welcome them yet again.”

Robert Goot, president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry said: ““As in past years, I expect that there will be a strong representation of members of the Jewish community in this year’s “Clean Up Australia Day”.  It’s a great way for people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors in the last week of summer and show their civic pride in Australia’s beautiful natural environment.”

 

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One Response to “25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day”
  1. Nita Jaye says:

    I see you took my advice! Well done!

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