In 2020 Clean Up Australia will be celebrating their 30th anniversary and all that has been achieved by their volunteers over the past three decades.
The initiative inspired by the idea of ‘cleaning up your own backyard’ was founded in 1990 by Ian Keirnan and has evolved into the nation’s largest community-based environmental event.
Clean Up Australia Day is being held on Sunday 1 March, but in recognition that businesses often wish to participate during work hours, the official Business Clean Up Day is Tuesday 25 February.
Business Clean Up Day is an extension of Clean Up Australia Day and was started because many businesses want to support their communities by doing Clean Ups but sought to do this in business hours. Businesses can also opt to do a Clean Up any day of the year. More information can be found at cleanup.org.au
Businesses are encouraged to participate in this fantastic initiative to assist in conserving our environment for generations to come.
Doing a Business Clean Up is a great way to:
• Make a real difference by helping us to deliver lasting environmental change.
• Support your local community.
• Increase team cohesion via a low-cost team building exercise.
• Engage your team in discussions on waste issues.
In 2019 there were Business Clean Ups at 640 sites around the country. Following on from success in 2019, 2020 aims to increase this number by 20 per cent and focus as much on preventing rubbish entering the environment as it is removing what has already built up.
Achievements to celebrate on the 30th Anniversary of Clean Up Australia:
• Over 17.7 million Australians volunteered their time.
• 35 million hours has been offered by volunteers to carry out activities to benefit our environment.
• In excess of 365,000 Ute loads have been removed as part of Clean Up Australia activities.
If you, your school, business or organisation is interested in registering a Clean Up Australia Day site, registration can be made at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
Go to www.cleanup.org.au