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June 2019

World Environment Day

June 5

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…

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World Oceans Day

June 8

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…

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July 2019

Plastic Free July

July 1 - July 31

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…

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August 2019

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

August 19 - August 25

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…

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September 2019

National Op Shop Week

September 29 - October 5

National Op Shop Week raises awareness of the importance of supporting your local op shop to help your local community and the environment by reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill. Find out more at the Op Shop Week website

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