Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the community to register and take part in Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day, which will be held Sunday 7th March 2021. Registrations are now open at cleanup.org.au.
Mayor Amanda Findley was pleased to see the opening of registrations as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.
“There has never been a better time to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items, such as takeaway coffee cups, food packaging, masks and sanitised wipes; all of which have polluted our local parks, bushland, streets, waterways and beaches.
“Clean Up Australia Day 2021 is an opportunity for us all to band together to step up to clean up, and care for our most precious asset – our environment,” Clr Findley said.
“This year has seen disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items.
“By planning ahead and signing up to a Clean Up event, you are making a pledge to help conserve the environment for the long-term future, and taking an important action by stepping up for your community,” added Clr Findley.
In response to COVID-19, additional conditions will be put in place to ensure the health and safety of Clean Up volunteers, including set limits to volunteer numbers per event and Clean Up kits will now include QR codes for registration on the day and hand sanitiser, plus bags and gloves for every volunteer.
If you can’t join a Clean Up, you can still show your support by making a donation to Clean Up Australia. 100% of funds raised through donations are allocated to the provision of educational resources and clean up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation, all year round.
To register your Clean Up, sign up to a Clean Up or donate, please visit cleanup.org.au
Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 7 March
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Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 5 March