Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.
In 2013, over 2,000 schools registered nationwide cleaning up the streets, school grounds, parks and waterways.
Your School can participate all year round by simply following these easy steps:
* Please Note: all School Sites registered are marked as private and details are not placed online. This means that you will not attract volunteers from outside the school. To register a Site and be a Site Supervisor you need to be at least 18 years of age. If you are younger than 18, ask a teacher/adult to be the site supervisor.
Read more about organising your Clean Up Site here.
Any more questions? Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section.
On Monday 26 March Australia's Greenest Kids for 2012 were announced with Valkstone Primary School in Victoria taking out the title for their creative video and winning the major prize - a multimedia pack from Toshiba. The 5 finalists receive tickets for their class to see The Lorax.
Entries were judged for their creativity, originality and effectiveness, as well as how their ideas presented a case for change to help address an environmental issue/problem, demonstrated leadership and their ability bring about positive change and engage/ empower others.
The judges commented that all entries were fantastic and should be commended for their environmental initiatives. Valkstone's video as well as being entertaining, strongly demonstrated their schools commitment to teaching and practicing sustainable initiatives. Congratulations!
SO DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA'S GREENEST KIDS IN 2013? If you do then show us, through a video of approximately 5 minutes, the litter and waste reduction initiatives are going to be introduced when school starts back in 2013. Get your thinking caps on and get started in the next term! There will be some amazing prizes on offer for the winners and finalists. We can't wait to hear your ideas!!!
Clean Up Australia has a range of educational resources available for you to complement your Clean Up Day event with classroom based activities.
Clean Up the River: An Interactive Recycling Game
Clean Up the River is an Interactive Recycling Game for Primary School Students (K-6). The game is Curriculum-based, easy for teachers to use, fun for students and free.
Schools Climate Kit
Teachers can educate primary school students (K-6) about environmental sustainability using our Schools Climate Kit. The kit includes 21 lesson plans for teachers themed around Water, Energy, Climate Change, Packaging and Waste and Recycling.