Register now for Business Clean Up Australia Day
Registrations are now open for Business Clean Up Australia Day.
Getting involved is the perfect way to get rid of rubbish accumulating within your business and on local streets, parks, bushland and waterways, says chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia, Ian Kiernan AO.
“I challenge all Australian businesses, large and small, to get involved in our 15th annual Business Clean Up Day,” he says. “Participation is simple – you can either register a local clean up site, introduce new environmental initiatives into the workplace or become an official business supporter,” said Mr Kiernan.
Registering to clean up a site local to your business is a fantastic way to be seen as a community leader and engage with your staff, customers and local community. Previous Business Clean Up days have proven to be excellent team building events and great for staff morale, says the group.
To register for a business clean up:
- Locate a site. Does your workplace need rubbish removal? Or perhaps a nearby beach, park or other community area?,
- Register your site,
- Receive a clean up kit,
- Look the part in Clean Up Australia merchandise,
- Start organising your clean up. See the checklist for a comprehensive list of things to do, and
- Promote your site within your organisation to attract volunteers.
Businesses are required to pay $150 (GST inclusive) to participate, which includes the clean up kit and contributes to funding the materials for community volunteers on Clean Up Australia Day.
If the official Business Clean Up Day does not suit your organisation, you can nominate an alternative day during the year for participation.
“During 2016, 281 locations were cleaned up by business groups across the country. Many other businesses introduced new sustainability initiatives such as improved recycling, electronic versus paper-based communication and replacing energy guzzling equipment with power saving alternatives,” Kiernan says.
For businesses that have many branches or wish to work at multiple locations, a Business Supporter package is often the best way to engage staff while enjoying branding benefits. If getting your hands dirty isn’t a viable option for your workplace, your business can also contribute by fundraising for Clean Up Australia to help the organisation continue its environmental work throughout the year.
Over the last 26 years, volunteers have donated more than 31 million hours at over 166 thousand locations across the country. Together they have removed more than 331 thousand ute loads of rubbish – that’s like having end to end utes stretched from Sydney to Brisbane following the coastline.
To register for 2017 Business Clean Up go to http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/get-involved/