Get serious and clean up your act!

EnviTE Work-for-the-Dole participant Brett Badenach, Lismore City Council mascot Tucki the Platypus and Green Corps member Shannon Smedley are asking people to get serious about the environment and join in Clean Up Australia Day.

With climate change the hot topic on everybodys lips, theres been a renewed focus on taking personal responsibility for our environmental impact.

Perhaps it was the Stern report or maybe Al Gores film, but whatever the catalyst, people seem to be heeding the wake-up call and realising its high time we humans starting cleaning up our act.

A good way to start that will only take a few hours is to don some rubber gloves and join in Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday, March 4.

Lismore City Council Clean Up Australia Day organisers have praised the number of community groups already registered for the big day, including EnviTE, the Lismore Guide Unit, the Goonellabah Fire Brigade, Eltham Public School and the 1st Clunes Guides.

Councils environmental health services co-ordinator, Andrew Hanna, said its not too late for other groups and individuals to get involved.

Simply get together with neighbours, friends and family and register at Kadina Park between 7.30am and 10am, Andrew said. A free sausage sizzle will be available for all registered participants.

Mr Hanna said Tucki Creek at Goonellabah was one area that would be targeted this year due to large amounts of litter in the waterway. All participants should wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

To register or find out more, phone Andew or Vicki on 6625 0565.

Other meeting points around the region include:

Ballina: Prospect Lake rowing sheds in East Ballina from 7am and Alstonville Plaza from 9am. Info Ballina Council 6686 4444.

Richmond Valley: Coraki Memorial Park from 9am (info Norma 6683 2028) and Evans Head Recreation Hall from 9am (info Ray 0402 829 305).

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