What do we do when we’re driving or riding our pushbike down the road and notice rubbish piling up on the side of the road, or see old cars or household rubbish being dumped in Nature Reserves?
We could hope that our council could clean it up, if only they had the manpower or cash to come and clean up our messes. We could just watch it grow into an unofficial tip. Or we can take action to restore our environment to the beautiful place it was before.
Don’t make our environment history, come and join in with a Clean Up Australia (CUA) team on Sunday morning 4 March. Teams operate throughout all four shires. Bags, gloves, registration forms and insurance cover are all provided by CUA. Energy is provided by all those who love their environment.
Last year volunteers removed the equivalent of 16,500 ute loads of rubbish at 7,500 sites right across Australia – that’s a great achievement, but we know there is still more out there littering our parks, beaches, riverbanks, streets and roadways.
To sign up, simply go to the CUA website and type in your postcode or town to find your nearest clean-up location.
Image: Rod Wade and Stan Petroff sorting the recycling at last year’s Clean Up Australia day event in the north of Byron Shire.