Friday, 3 March 2017

Clean Up Australia - 2017

Clean Up Australia Limited is a not-for-profit environmental conservation organisation founded by Ian Kiernan. 2017 marks the 27th 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 donated more than 27 million hours of their own time to clean up local streets, bushland, parks and waterways. It is estimated that at the 25th anniversary of Clean Up Australia, communities across the country had removed about 288,650 tonnes of rubbish from 145,754 registered sites. These statistics are comprised from information collated from the registered volunteers and sites from the campaign. 

It would be mind boggling to know how much time, rubbish and sites are cleaned up during the rest of the year out of the dedicated campaign weekend! 

CHGC takes pride in it's effort to clean up the historical Coffs Cemetery in Hardacre Street - next to the Botanic Gardens. 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 bus stop in front of the cemetery. Club memberand Peter will be on hand to handle the paperwork and map out what section you'll be working in. Please wear closed in shoes and hat as the terrain is a bit patchy in parts.

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