Monday, 22 January 2018

Clean Up Australia 2018

Clean Up Australia Limited is a not-for-profit environmental conservation organisation founded by Ian Kiernan. 2018 marks the 28th Anniversary of the launch of Clean up Australia Day and CHGC have been there every step of the way. 

Since the start of this initiative Australians have devoted 32 million hours towards cleaning up the environment through this movement and collected a staggering 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish. This figure is mind boggling and quite shameful really - why can't we just tidy up after ourselves?

It would be very interesting to know how much time, rubbish and areas are cleaned up out of this dedicated campaign weekend by the general public. I know as campers we'd do the 'Emu Bob' to pick up what inconsiderate slobs had left behind ........... couldn't understand it at that time and still don't!

CHGC takes pride in it's effort to clean up the historical Coffs Cemetery in Hardacre Street - next to the Botanic Gardens. It is not orduous work, mainly collecting spent floral tributes which have been blown about and the odd broken bottle. 

If you would like to join the happy band of members cleaning up this vital historical part of Coffs, please register from 8:30am at the shelter in front of the cemetery. Club member Peter will be on hand to handle the paperwork and map out what section you'll be working in. 

Please Note: wear closed in shoes and hat as the terrain is a bit patchy in parts.

Full details about the Clean Up Australia campaign can be seen here.

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