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Clean Up Australia Day gets underway for 2020

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
17 February 2020 1 minute readShare

Clean Up Australia Day has launched registrations for 2020 — the year it marks its 30-year anniversary — with a separate day nominated for businesses to get involved.

With the environment in desperate need of positive action, businesses of all sizes are being urged to step up and register their support for the Business Clean Up Australia Day on Tuesday, 25 February.

Meanwhile, the official schools day will be held on Friday, 28 February, with community and youth groups hitting the streets, parks and beaches over the weekend.

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Clean Up Australia Day provides businesses with an opportunity to support their local community, increase team cohesion and commit to corporate social responsibility, all while helping to deliver lasting environmental change during a time where it is more important than ever.

“What started 30 years ago by my father has grown into a powerful environmental movement, and we’re excited to continue to inspire and empower individuals, communities and businesses to take positive steps that make a difference — not just on Clean Up Australia Day but all year round,” explained Clean Up Australia chairman Pip Kiernan.

 

Following a 30 per cent increase in business registrations in 2019, Clean Up is looking to bolster registrations by an additional 10 per cent this year.

“This year, we also want Australian businesses to step up and think about the positive changes they can make for the environment every day, whether that’s recycling toner cartridges, using packaging with recycled content or reviewing procurement policies, every small change helps,” Mr Kiernan said.

“Australian businesses can demonstrate a commitment to their community on Tuesday, 25 February. Of course, anyone who is unable to join a Clean Up this year can step up by donating to help us all year round.”

Funds raised go towards vital educational resources and clean-up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation, throughout the year, educating the next generation on the importance of Clean Up.

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To register your Clean Up or donate, go to cleanup.org.au.

Clean Up Australia Day gets underway for 2020
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Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is the editor of My Business. 

Maja has a decade-long career in journalism across finance, business and politics. Now a well-versed reporter in the SME and accounting arena, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies and enabling citizens to influence decision-making.

You can email Maja on [email protected] 

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