Making Melton and Moorabool beautiful

Ahmadiyya Multicultural Youth members Waqas Ahmed, Moin Saleem, Zaki Choudhary and Sheraz Ali. (Damjan Janevski) 390189_05

Clean Up Australia is calling on all Australians to join with their local communities and take more immediate action by registering now for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 to be held on Sunday March 3.

In 2023, over 760,000 Australians pulled on their gloves and gathered for the iconic Clean Up Australia Day.

On March 3 2024, Clean Up Australia is hoping to see a similar, if not better response, as generations come together to help tidy local communities while seeing first-hand why it is important to work together to prevent litter from entering the environment in the first place.

There are more than 30 Clean Up Australia events planned for Melton and Moorabool, including Ahmadiyya Multicultural Youth’s event in Rockbank.

Clean Up Australia chair Pip Kiernan said clean Up Australia Day is the largest volunteer clean up event across the nation each year and the most practical way to educate and demonstrate waste prevention.

“By rolling up our sleeves and witnessing the sheer quantity as well as the common types of litter lining our streets, bushlands and waterways, we can gain a better insight into our own personal or household footprints on the environment,” she said.

“It encourages each of us to consider practical ways we can prevent that litter in the first place.

“It is such a special time to come together to care for and protect our environment for future generations.”

Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 are now open. All volunteers receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and community groups available.