Activities, Australia - Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:30 - 0 Comments
On 1 March 2009 AYUDH and GreenFriends members from across the country participated in the annual Clean Up Australia Day. Sydney saw the largest group of participants who joined together to clean up the Black Wattle Bay foreshore in Glebe.
“With bright spirits and plenty of enthusiasm we found two spots in great need of a ‘clean up’” says Holi (Amritasri), Sydney’s local AYUDH leader. “As we worked together we shared stories about Amma and had many light hearted jokes about the unusual objects we came across, such as little plastic people and mango pips which were definitely the worse for wear”.
As well as some strange and interesting objects, the group were sobered by the many plastic bags, broken glass and fishing wire they found along the shore and were affected by the realisation of what a significant impact such rubbish has on our environment. The group ended up with bags and boxes full of many different types of rubbish and felt that they had made a noticeable difference to the foreshore area.
“The opportunity to express our love for the environment and a commitment to preservation and restoration in the simplest of ways, was a great blessing” says Holi (Amritasri). “We shared a picnic lunch following the Clean-Up, and finished the day overlooking Wattle Bay with full bellies and hearts.” Continue…