World Environment Day

This is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.

Find or start an activity in your region. Activities can focus on any topic that helps the environment, including reducing marine pollution, litter awareness, recycling and more!

Clean Up The World Weekend

Clean Up the World was established in 1993 and is one of the largest community-based environmental programs in the world.

Held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this event mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually.  Their vision is to inspire a billion people across all continents to tread lightly, clean up and conserve the planet.

You can register a clean-up site year-round.   Register any positive action you can take:
Small, local clean ups; planting trees; reducing, re-using or recycling waste; or educating others.

Every small action makes a world of difference.

Find out how to get involved and register a Clean Up the World activity on the Clean Up the World website.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held in late August each year to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action.

Join us! Together, we all have the power to #KeepAustraliaBeautiful

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held late August each year to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action.

World Oceans Day

The oceans cover about two-thirds of the surface of the Earth and are the very foundations of life. They generate most of the oxygen we breathe, absorb a large share of carbon dioxide emissions, provide food and nutrients and regulate climate. They are important economically for countries that rely on tourism, fishing and other marine resources for income and serve as the backbone of international trade.

Unfortunately, human pressures including marine pollution, are taking a significant toll on the world’s oceans and seas. Let’s celebrate our oceans on 8 June and take action year-round!

Start an event or join one near you to help reduce plastic contamination in oceans, risks to wildlife and the negative impact of litter.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Aussies to take the pledge, to pick up 1 piece of rubbish per day for the week. Let’s work together to tackle litter. Roadside litter is the leading type of litter found in Australia and hugely detrimental to our environment.

Cutting litter requires everybody to be involved; your local authority, waste contractors, shops, pubs, businesses, community members and travellers, all have a role to play.

That’s why Keep Australia Beautiful is working with various community and travel groups around Australia engaging individuals with their community as well as communities they are travelling through. We all need to work together to tackle litter.

Find out what you can do on the Keep Australia Beautiful website.

Plastic Free July

This July, let’s try to rethink waste and say ‘no thanks’ to single use plastic.

Take the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org or make the change in whatever way you can.

Bring your own reusable shopping bags…. Refill your drink bottle…. Buy and store food in reusable containers…. And say ‘no thanks’ to plastic straws.

Because when we each do a little, together we can achieve a lot!

Follow us on facebook for inspiration and ideas throughout the month.

Make a change and you’ll be joining millions of people from 159 countries world-wide in making a difference.

World Oceans Day

The oceans cover about two-thirds of the surface of the Earth and are the very foundations of life. They generate most of the oxygen we breathe, absorb a large share of carbon dioxide emissions, provide food and nutrients and regulate climate. They are important economically for countries that rely on tourism, fishing and other marine resources for income and serve as the backbone of international trade.

Unfortunately, human pressures including marine pollution, are taking a significant toll on the world’s oceans and seas.

Start an event or join one near you to help reduce plastic contamination in oceans, risks to wildlife and the negative impact of litter.

World Environment Day

This is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.

You can register your own event or take part in other events happening in your region.  Activities can focus on any topic that helps the environment, including reducing marine pollution, litter awareness, recycling and more!

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.

Register a site and coordinate your own local clean up, or join in another site near you.

Every year hundreds of thousands of people take part in the nation’s biggest litter reduction event.  Less litter means healthier landscapes, waterways and oceans!

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recycling in order to decrease the amount of waste that ends up as landfill.
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