What to bring to the Eco Expo

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU TO THE ECO EXPO?


Are you ready for Australia’s largest sustainability expo of the year!?

With the Eco Expo coming up soon, here’s what you should bring to the Eco Expo…

Here are some easy tips of what you should bring along with you to the Expo

A friend

The eco message is best served SHARED – so invite some friends to come along and take #oneecostep

Reusable water bottle

Don’t have one? There are several amazing options for purchase at the Eco Expo! If you do have one, bring it along to fill up at one of the Water3 (Brisbane Eco Expo) refill station’s.

Reusable bags

Reusable bags are a must at this year’s expo, but if you forget there are several options for purchase inside to purchase one from! Don’t forget the first 200 visitors each day receive a FREE limited edition #oneecostep tote bag with exhibitor samples and products! Use your reusable bag to grab plenty of sustainable products throughout this event.

Reusable coffee cup and straw

Our event has a ban on single-use plastic items! How awesome? So best bring a reusable coffee cup and reusable straw to stay hydrated. If you don’t have one or it’s on your to purchase list, never fear there are several eco-friendly and sustainable products that you can purchase inside from one of our many exhibitors!

Empty drink containers (recyclable)

Make sure you bring your recyclable drink containers to responsibly dispose of your soft drink bottles/cans and water bottles with TOMRA, Australia’s leading reverse vending system. If you don’t have any – ask your neighbours, friends or your local cafe!

Your ticket

Most importantly, your ticket! Tickets are available online (click here) or at the door. If you have a ticket already, please do NOT print. Just show the code on your smart phone, or we can find your ticket using your photo ID.

The Eco Expo encourages all attendees and exhibitors to enjoy the weekend sustainably. The following items will be banned: plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic utensils, plastic straws and balloons.

The path to worldwide sustainability may be a long one, but it only takes #OneEcoStep to start! Take yours at our Eco Expo!

#sustainabilityevent #greenfootprint #noplastic #recycle #reusable #environment

 

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    Exhibitor Banned Items and Suggestions

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    This guideline is for exhibitors of the Eco Expo and Eco Living Festival

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    Eco Booth & Display

    This sustainability event has a few banned items, and plenty of suggestions to minimise our environmental impact. Please keep in mind, exhibiting at this event does not mean a harsh overhaul of your business practices, rather each of us taking some extra steps in the right direction, toward sustainability.

    We recommend following the below sustainable practices at all your events, and start to include them in your day-to-day business practices. Together, our small steps will make a difference.

    Banned Items:

    • CASH is banned at all events. Please ensure you have EFT facilities at your booth.
    • Plastic bags / single-use bags, plastic straws, balloons, non-recyclable and plastic utensils
    • As much as we all love to see our business in a glossy flyer, remember that most end up in landfills!! Therefore, this is a general flyer-free event. Be active in your own marketing before, during, and after the event (see next page), and you won’t need flyers. Or have one poster and tell people to take a photo to remember the details ~ no hand-outs needed!
      • For other printable items (such as brochures, price lists, banners), please source printers that use 80-100% post-consumer recycled or sustainable forestry paper and vegetable-based inks.

    Event Inclusions:

    • Power conscious – all booths are automatically switched off each night to minimise power consumption. Please notify us if you have a fridge, which is the only exception.
    • General and recycle bins will be available to the public, plus organic waste bins at each food site and around the café area, ready to be collected for composting. Please ensure your booth waste is sorted accordingly (and try to reduce waste where possible).

    Event Suggestions:

    • Encourage your team to carpool or use public transport to get to and from the event. Or, stay at our eco accommodation partner ‘Direct Hotels’, next to venue (walking distance).
    • Keep ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse’ in mind when considering what to bring to the event and how your booth will operate. Hire, reuse or repurpose items and furniture rather than buying new.
    • Mindful giveaways – please try to steer clear of ‘one-use’ easily disposable items
    • Where possible, reduce unnecessary packaging or offer a bulk buy service
    • If you must buy new, try to purchase items with the purpose of re-using them. For example, if printing banners, don’t include dates/show specific details so they can be re-used.

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    54 ways to start your ‘one eco step’ toward sustainability

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    The theme for 2018 is ‘One Eco Step’, as the Eco Expo is not about pushing drastic measures but instead encouraging each of us to take just one step toward a sustainable lifestyle.

    Join the eco movement at this marketplace buzzing with businesses showcasing innovative products or familiarising the public with their ‘one step’ toward sustainability. Visit the Brisbane Eco Expo

    With society’s current focus on being environmentally friendly, earth conscious and sustainability focused, it can sometimes be challenging to know what exactly you can do in your day to day life to do your small part to help the environment. We are encouraging you to take #oneecostep, one (or two!) small, achievable ways you can do your part and make a difference without disrupting your daily life or breaking the bank.

    While some people go above and beyond to live a sustainable, eco-friendly life, we acknowledge that that simply isn’t an option for everyone. So, choose a few small, simple changes to your daily routine that can make all the difference to our earth if we all pitch in – we can’t be perfect, but we can be better.

    Event initiatives to encourage #oneecostep include free giveaways of native trees, ‘Eco Pledges’, ‘Eco Swag Bags’ for the early-birds, a ‘Chemical-Free’ zone, an ‘Eco Brunch’, plus special guest speakers with sustainability masterclasses, demonstrations and seminars.

    The path to worldwide sustainability may be a long one, but it only takes #oneecostep to start! Here’s some ideas for you to try:

    Purchasing/ as a consumer:

    • Always carry a re-usable cotton bag. Keep them in your car for impromptu grocery trips
    • If you break something, consider having it fixed rather than buying a new one
    • Check second hand stores and Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul for items before purchasing new
    • Do your research on brands. If you must buy something new, see if there is a company which uses recycled materials or employs sustainable practices
    • Read your labels – does the product you are buying contain palm oil?
    • Organic food – less chemicals
    • When buying gifts, consider giving ‘green gifts’ ie. Give a houseplant as a house warming gift rather than gifting kitchenware etc.

    Reduce your use of plastic

    • Refuse pre-wrapped and packaged vegetables at shopping centres
    • Don’t bag your fruit and vegetables, keep them loose
    • Don’t use straws or invest in a re-useable metal or glass straw
    • Always carry reusable bags and refuse plastic bags if you can carry your groceries
    • Carry a reusable water bottle instead of buying water in single use bottles
    • Say no to disposable cutlery and straws
    • Dine in! Reduce takeaway plastic by taking some time out and enjoying a dine-in dinner (you’ll also be supporting a local business).

    Out and about

    • Walk, cycle or take public transport when possible
    • Pick up rubbish when you see it – see the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ project
    • Make sure you still recycle/separate waste while out and about – if there aren’t the appropriate bins, take your rubbish home with you to recycle, and consider emailing your local council to suggest they provide the bins.
    • Add ‘Refuse’ to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. It can be easy to get caught up in accepting freebies while out and about – but if you genuinely won’t use the item being offered (do you have a drawer full of promotional pens that are slowly drying up, unused?) then politely refuse the item.

    In the Home

    • Try to only do your laundry when you have a full load (same goes for the dishwasher) and always wash on a cold cycle
    • Line dry your clothes rather than using the dryer
    • Switch older lightbulbs over to LED bulbs. These are more energy efficient and need to replaced less often!
    • If you are purchasing new white goods, seek one which has the best power rating, or first look on Gumtree/Facebook Marketplace.
    • Go paperless. Switch your bills and bank statements to be received by email
    • Switch your appliances off at the wall
    • Recycle, recycle, recycle! Make sure the whole family is on board, and explain what needs to be done to your kids if they are unsure.
    • Try to re-home or donate items which you no longer want rather than throwing it out – just make sure they are in good condition!
    • Buy houseplants. Houseplant’s help filter toxins in the air and produce oxygen. There are plenty of groups and forums online which encourage the buying and swapping of plant cuttings and young plants.
    • Put a “No Junk Mail” sign on your mailbox. Not only will this save you from having to sort through dozens of unwanted catalogues, it also saves the material they are printed on.
    • Buy items like cleaning products in a concentrate to be mixed and laundry powders in bulk where possible.
    • Open a window before turning on the ceiling fan or airconditioner
    • Ensure you are disposing of batteries, ink cartridges, old mobile phones or laptops properly. Use Planet Ark’s Website to find where you can recycle difficult items. Aldo often also has battery bins.

    In the Kitchen

    • Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products. Or, if you are willing to take one extra step – make your own!
    • Use old towels, shirts etc. as rags to use in the kitchen instead of paper towels. An old shirt will clean up a spill just as well!
    • Reduce your use of coffee pods and switch to compostable teabags or loose leaf tea.
    • Only use washable and reusable containers to store your food and consider reusable beeswax food wraps to replace plastic wraps
    • You don’t have to commit to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint and cut back on meat consumption. Consider going meat free one or two days a week.
    • Many health food stores allow you to bring your own containers to buy items such as honey, nut butters and flours. An added bonus – these items tend to be organic!

    Personal Care/ Bathroom

    • As your current products run out, switch to facial cleansers, moisturisers and other skin products that use organic ingredients.
    • Avoid purchasing any products which contain microbeads or microplastics. These are tiny plastics which are often found in facial exfoliants, toothpaste and other beauty products. These end up being washed into the ocean and are consumed by fish – some of which we in turn end up eating! Instead, consider purchasing exfoliants that contain natural nut kernels and natural toothpastes.
    • Consider switching to a toilet paper brand which uses recycled materials
    • Consider switching to reusable and washable or organic feminine hygiene products
    • Replace your disposable razors with reusable ones. They last longer, reduce waste and are cheaper in the long term.
    • Consider using a handkerchief instead of tissues
    • Use a face cloth to remove your make-up rather than using single-use make-up wipes or cotton rounds.

    In the backyard

    • Avoid using chemicals and pesticides in the garden or on the lawn. Seek natural alternatives instead.
    • Plant trees and seasonal flowers if possible, which can encourage native bee and bird life as well as producing oxygen
    • Start a compost bin. This can help with food wastage and provide a natural fertilizer for the garden.
    • Plant a herb garden. This helps reduce plastic packaging and food waste from bunches of herbs purchased at supermarkets. Even if you have a small backyard or apartment, herbs can be grown from pot plants or planters.

    Fast Fashion

    • Opt for local, handmade products when possible
    • Buy clothes made from natural, degradable fabrics such as cotton, silk, wool and bamboo
    • Mend or alter clothes when possible rather than throwing them out

    In the Community

    • Make a mindful effort to shop locally. Whether it is local food and produce, the local florist, gift shop or nursery, buying local counts
    • Start a monthly litter pick up in your neighbourhood.
    • Offer surplus home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs to other neighbours. You never know what you might get in return
    • Educate your children on the importance of recycling and not littering

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    Accommodation Brisbane Showgrounds Eco Expo

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    Brisbane Eco Expo exhibitors and guests received discount accommodation with both Direct Hotel properties.

    Both properties are across the road from the Showgrounds, only 500m from the exhibition hall. Book now using the form below, only 41 apartments available!

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    The Pavilion and Governor Apartments consists of 41 One and Two Bedroom Hotel Apartments, providing unbeatable city views and a rooftop entertainment area with outdoor dining facilities.  

    Direct Hotels prides itself on continually improving its environmentally friendly practices and reducing its carbon footprint, and is proud to partner with the Eco Expo. With policies in place such as changing linen weekly & servicing the apartments every three days rather than daily, this assists with reducing water & power consumption. All apartments are fitted with a mains power switch to cut the power to the apartment when not in use and are also water efficient to help guests reduce their water consumption. All common areas are equipped with energy efficient LED lighting which operates via sensors to minimise electricity use. Recycling bins for all glass, paper and cardboard are available in each building and the hotel reception recycles all paper where possible.

    If we work together, every little bit will make a difference.

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    Fully self-contained apartments. Secure undercover car parking available (Must be booked and confirmed with Hotel prior to arrival. Subject to availability, fees apply). Complimentary WiFi Internet. Foxtel standard package. Air-conditioning/heating. Large private balconies. Full kitchen and laundry facilities.

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    Request Accommodation

    Note: Unified Events and the Eco Expo does not handle bookings.
    Your enquiry with the form below is emailed to Allana, Direct Hotels reservations manager.

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    See source here – Good Design Awards

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    ‘Strengthening the South Australian grid’

    The aim of this project is to provide a world-leading battery storage facility to stabilise the South Australian electricity grid, facilitate integration of renewable energy in the State and assist in preventing load-shedding events.

    Tesla Powerpack fast ramping capability means that it can dispatch large amounts of power quickly and reliably. This means it can support the South Australian electricity grid by providing frequency control and short-term network security services.

    ‘Dispatchable renewable power’

    A portion of the battery will also be dedicated to trading on the electricity market. This capacity will be used to store power from the Hornsdale Wind Farm when demand is low and dispatch it when demand is high, reducing the need for expensive gas ‘peaking plants’ and placing downward pressure on power prices for South Australian consumers.

    At 100MW/129MWh, the Hornsdale Power Reserve is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world. When dispatching at peak output, the battery provides enough electricity to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes.

    Data from: https://hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au/overview/

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    TAKE ONE STEP TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY, FIND YOUR WAY AT THE ECO EXPO.

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    Brisbane goes eco-friendly with Australia’s largest consumer sustainability expo

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    BRISBANE will go green this September, as it plays host to Australia’s largest consumer sustainability expo in a move to help save the world.

    Running from September 14 to 16, the inaugural Brisbane Eco Expo will join the global fight against climate change and increased health concerns to raise awareness and connect Queenslanders with Australia’s emerging ‘green market’.

    Held at the Brisbane Showgrounds, this event will see more than 140 eco-friendly businesses congregate in a market-like space to offer natural, organic and sustainable products across dedicated sectors. These sectors include ‘home and living’, ‘health and food’, ‘beauty and lifestyle’, and ‘baby and kids’.

    With Australia recently ranked in the top five worst countries for waste pollution, Eco Expo Event Director and Unified Events Managing Director, Kiara Sullivan, said the need to conserve Australia, and the world, is dire.

    “Australia is facing major social and environmental changes. We need to make a conscious effort toward environmentally-friendly choices,” Mrs Sullivan said. “Brisbane City has been chosen as the location for this event primarily due to its accolades, twice awarded as Australia’s most sustainable city”.

    The Brisbane Showgrounds use the world’s best practices when it comes to urban design and environmental sustainability, resulting in a leading energy efficient facility.

    Eco Expo visitors will find innovative products for their home and lifestyle, with carefully curated exhibitors showcasing a range of goods and services from electric vehicles, technology, gardening, finance, and homewares, to apparel, pet care and skincare. Additionally, for those conscious about their health, wellbeing, and how diet impacts the sustainability of the environment around them, visitors will also find a focus on natural, fair-trade, gluten-free, certified-organic, vegan, vegetarian, and non-GMO food and beverage offerings.

    Free seminars and innovative product demonstrations will be available, with keynote speakers discussing sustainable practices that can be implemented in our daily lives. As children are the future, families will also find a range of fun and engaging ‘How To’ workshops.

    Every detail of the Eco Expo has been carefully considered and follows Unified’s sustainability plan. Regulations are also in place for the exhibitors and visitors to ensure all processes are environmentally-friendly, such as a plastic bag and flyer free zone.

    For Eco businesses or speakers wanting to be featured at the Brisbane Eco Expo, applications are now open via savetheworldexpo.com.au/exhibit/ or by contacting events@unifiedevents.com.au.

    BRISBANE ECO EXPO

    • Date: Friday September 14 to Sunday September 16, 2018
    • Time: 10am to 5pm each day
    • Location: Brisbane Showgrounds, Exhibition Building, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowan Hills, Brisbane
    • Cost: Tickets are available at the event, or purchased online from May 1st. Tickets include a $2 donation to one of three chosen charities. Children under 14 receive free entry with a paying guardian.

    For more information, please visit savetheworldexpo.com.au

    ENDS
    For media information, interviews or photos please contact Sarah Matulin at Ruby Communications on (07) 3216 0400 or email sarah@weareruby.com.au

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    Tips for Exhibitors – Succeed at the Brisbane Eco Expo

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    You have secured your company a space in the Brisbane Eco Expo, now what?

    Pre-Event marketing.

    A study conducted by the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research found that the conversion of booth visitors to qualified leads rose 50% when companies employed a pre-event promotion strategy. Reports have also found that roughly 70% of event attendees plan a list of brands/booths to visit before even setting foot on the show floor! By contrast, an average of only 10-15% of show exhibitors invest in pre-event marketing efforts, according to show and event marketing firm Exhibit Systems.

    From these numbers, it’s apparent that: 1) pre-event marketing has a serious impact on the ROI of your company at an event, 2) pre-event marketing is an area of weakness for many businesses, and 3) opportunities are lost as a result.

    A common misconception is that the event organisers will do your promoting for you.

    While the Eco Expo Team have outlined in the Exhibitor Kit a number of pre-event promotions they will do on your behalf, you cannot expect event management to do all your recruiting for you. Event management’s real job is to get plenty of attendees to the event itself. It is still your job is to get the best prospects to visit your booth. If you just wait for them to walk by randomly, you’ll miss major business opportunities.

    It’s recommended to begin your event marketing efforts about two to three months in advance. If you want to make pre-event marketing a priority at your next event, whether it’s a matter of weeks or a year from now, here are some tips to create your pre-event strategy and hype.

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    Announce your Exhibition event presence often and everywhere.

    You want as many people as possible to know your company is exhibiting at the Brisbane Eco Expo. Just like you would with a major product announcement, take a multi-channel approach to your event promotion.

    Announce your event presence via press releases, social media, your company’s website with a banner at the top, on your blog, email signatures, emails to your database etc. Let the world know the details of: your booth number and location, any giveaways or promotions, product demonstrations, etc. If no one knows your booth exists, no one will be consciously seeking it out. Make your event presence known to all of your current customers and social media followers.

    Do you have a physical store? If you are a company with a lot of customer foot traffic, consider setting up a banner stand with a sign telling people about the upcoming show. Set out a coupon or item that can be brought to the show to be traded in for a special offer/incentive.

    Don’t forget to make your show attendance personal. If you know (or want) a particular client or prospect to attend the show, reach out to them and invite them to stop by your booth. While this may be a Business to Consumer event, that does not mean that Trade visitors and other business owners won’t attend. The Friday of any consumer event is the perfect day to entice business owners and trades people to meet with you at your stand to look over your products.

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    Get creative with your Exhibitor story

    Aside from announcing that your company is exhibiting at the show, find a creative way to tell your audience what your company will be doing there. Are you hosting demo sessions, giveaways, a lemonade stand or a scavenger hunt? Shoot a short video previewing what visitors to your booth can expect.

    Have fun with your story! This is the time to draw your audience in and get them excited. Give your audience a reason to come to your stand.

     

    Be a part of the #conversation.

    Almost every show has an event hashtag that’s used to drive conversations on social media. The Brisbane Eco Expo’s hashtag is #brisecoexpo. While hashtag activity will peak during the event, many attendees and exhibitors post beforehand to share their enthusiasm for the upcoming show. 

    Following the hashtag can help you identify and connect with these attendees ahead of time.

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    The power of social media

    Exhibiting at the Brisbane Eco Expo is a great way to get your social media sites working for you. Get your clients interested and involved in what you are doing. Post regular updates about what you will be bringing, guest speakers attending, special offers, photos and videos of you setting up, and more. Tag all of your Australian suppliers/stockists in your posts and watch the interests and likes grow!

    Start thinking of interactive ways to promote your presence to new customers by having your loyal customers ‘share’ your page and posts. For example, the Eco Expo Team will send out discounted tickets a few months before the event for your company to offer to clients, friends, and family. Why not make it a competition on your social media accounts to win some tickets? Have people share your Facebook and Instagram competition posts with the information about your event attendance in order for them to win tickets!

    Snapchat and Instagram stories are another great way to hype visitors up. Its like being given behind the scenes access to the your company’s lead up to the event.

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    Be aware of marketing opportunities provided by the show.

    This may seem like an obvious tip; however, with so many items on the to-do list, many exhibitors forget to check out the marketing opportunities officially offered by show organisers.

    These opportunities can include free company listings on the event’s press page, social media giveaways, and partnerships with media sponsors.

    The Brisbane Eco Expo offers Marketing Packs. Most exhibitors will have a Marketing Pack included in their booth price free. However, if you want to get the most from the Expo, upgrading to a better Marketing Pack is the best way to go. Upgrades can be found in the Exhibitor Kit. The earlier you secure an upgrade, the more time you have to take advantage of what is on offer.

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    Clean Up The World Weekend

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    Clean Up The World Weekend- The Story

    In 1987, Ian Kiernan AO competed in the BOC Challenge solo yacht race and as he sailed around-the-world he was shocked by the pollution he continually encountered in areas such as the Sargasso Sea in the Caribbean. Having waited years to see the Sargasso’s legendary long golden weeds, Ian’s anticipation turned to anger and disappointment when he found them polluted and tangled with rubbish.

    Ian recalled. “I can’t overstate the disappointment I felt when I found this sea of magic and myth littered with rubbish from discarded thongs, plastic buckets and disposable nappies, to toothpaste tubes and plastic bags.”

    Once back in Sydney, Ian enlisted the help of friends and held Clean Up Sydney Harbour Day (1989) which motivated 40,000 volunteers to remove rusted car bodies, plastics of all kinds, glass bottles and cigarette butts from the harbour.
    Ian and his committee believed that if a city could be mobilised to take action, then so could the whole nation. Almost 300,000 volunteers turned out on the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1990 and that involvement has steadily increased over the last 21 years.

    The next step for Ian was to take the concept of Clean Up Australia Day to the rest of the world. After gaining the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , Clean Up the World was launched in 1993. The uptake of Clean Up the World globally (an estimated 35 million people in over 130 countries now participate each year) has demonstrated that this simple Australian idea has universal appeal and the health of the environment is of concern to people worldwide.

    Clean Up The World- Today

    Now in its 22nd year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.

    The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals in a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments. Since the first Clean Up the World campaign in 1993 the improvements achieved due to the efforts of millions of concerned volunteers around the world have been astounding. Examples of community-led Clean Up the World activities include:

    • Recycling and resource recovery
    • Tree planting
    • Education campaigns
    • Water reuse and conservation
    • Competitions
    • Exhibitions
    • Fix up projects.

    While participants are encouraged to hold environmental events on or around CUW Weekend (always the 3rd weekend in September), Clean Up the World is also designed to provide support to groups undertaking activities throughout the year.

    Clean Up the World is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is supported by, and collaborates with, a range of partner organisations in various countries.

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