Western Australia Minister for Environment Donna Faragher
Schools Clean Up For A Sustainable Future
Victor P Taffa
Students from more than 100 schools across Western Australia will scour parks, bushland, beaches and streets for litter today as part of national Schools Clean Up Day.
Schools Clean Up Day is an initiative of Clean Up Australia Ltd and is supported by Keep Australia Beautiful (WA).
Environment Minister Donna Faragher will visit Woodlupine Primary School today, where students have undertaken to clean-up nearby Juniper Reserve and Woodlupine Creek.
“I am greatly encouraged to see so many young people like the students at Woodlupine Primary School promoting environmental awareness in the community.” Mrs. Faragher said.
“It’s not only schools that are taking on environmental responsibility this week. It is also businesses that participated in the Business Clean Up Day earlier in the week and local communities in the 20th annual Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday.”
“Caring for the environment starts at home, in schools, in the workplace and in the community. Clean Up Australia has done a great job in encouraging people to make Australia a cleaner, better and more sustainable place to live.”
“It’s not just about picking up rubbish, but also about learning to value our environment and taking those small steps towards ensuring a sustainable future for WA.” Mrs. Faragher said.
Keep Australia Beautiful (WA) is supported by the Department of Environment and Conservation.