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Environment Events

Moira Shire Council is committed to the sustainability of our towns, surrounding areas and the continued education and advocacy for sustainable living practices among our residents.

Use the links below to learn more about how you can make a positive difference to our environment.

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day

National Tree Day was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John and Planet Ark in 1996 and since then more than two million volunteers have planted more than 15 million native trees and shrubs. In recent years, the event has grown to include Schools Tree Day, which is aimed to educate school children on the importance of restoring and caring for native vegetation.

National Tree Day (August 1) and Schools Tree Day (July 30) combine to make Australia's biggest community tree-planting event. National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day are coordinated by Planet Ark. All Australians are encouraged to help out by planting and caring for native trees and shrubs in an effort to improve the environment in which they live.

You don't have to have a green thumb to get involve, it's a day to get down and get your hands dirty to help the planet.

For more information, see the National Tree Day website.

Clean Up Australia Day

The very fist Clean Up Australia Day was in 1990 and attracted almost 300,000 volunteers. Since then, the event has grown and involvement has steadily increased.

In the past 22 years, Australians have devoted more than 25 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected more than 230,000 tonnes of rubbish.

This year's Clean Up Australia Day was held on Sunday 4 March 2012.

For more information, see the Clean Up Australia Day website.

Below are some photographs from previous Clean Up Australia Day activities in Moira Shire.

Clean Up Australia Day - Unloading Trailer

Clean Up Australia Day - Unloading Trailer 2

National Water Week

National Water Week is an annual awareness week that aims to raise public awareness and improve understanding of water issues in Australia. National Water Week is the only event in Australia that provides a national focus for water issues. In 2011 National Water Week took place from 16-22 October; in 2012 it will be held 21-27 October .

For more information, see the National Water Week website.

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