Last Sunday we rolled up our sleeves and participated in the inspiring Clean Up Australia Day.
Despite the weather challenges recently faced by the country, over 550,300 volunteers have taken part in this environmental event this year, cleaning up 7341 sites across Australia.
Ecotourism Australia’s team proudly participated in the initiative.
“It was great to be able to do it with the team and make a tangible difference. It was also very positive to hear that the site was the cleanest it has even been”, says Leonie, EA’s Industry Development Manager.
Clean Up Australia Day started 23 years ago and has seen an estimated 288,650 tonnes of rubbish being removed from Australia’s soil according to the cause’s official website, with 16,150 tonnes for this year.
“I find it very inspiring to see such a big part of the nation take action to protect the environment and the local wildlife”, says Jenny, EA’s Business Development Coordinator. “Anyone can do it regardless of their age and capabilities so it is a great initiative that can only be beneficial to communities”.
Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia, has again this year praised the volunteers’ efforts to ensure that Australia stays a clean and enjoyable place. He has reminded that however, efforts not to litter should be made every day.
For more information about Clean Up Australia Day, visit their website.