Clean Up Australia 2023
March 5, 2023
The Girl Guide units of Ballarat have once again shown their dedication towards making a positive impact in their community. As part of their ongoing commitment to service, many of our youth members and volunteers took part in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign, focusing on local parklands and streets surrounding their meeting places.
With their gloves on and bags at the ready, these girls spread out across Ballarat to tackle litter and waste in their local area. It was heartening to witness their enthusiastic participation and willingness to make a tangible difference in the community.
Guides are taught the importance of service to others and the environment and working towards creating a cleaner, more sustainable world. By participating in initiatives such as Clean Up Australia, they demonstrate the values and principles of the Girl Guide movement and strive to keep the Guide Law.
Their efforts are a true inspiration and a testament to the impact that even the smallest actions can have in building a better future for all.
Clean Up Australia Day
This annual event began in 1990 when Ian Kiernan had an idea to make a difference in his own backyard. Clean Up Australia Day is now Australia's largest community-based environmental event.
In the last 30 years, more than 20 million Australians have participated in Clean Up Australia activities and events and volunteered to clean up streets, bushland, parks and waterways.
Our Girl Guides are proud to be part of such a worthwhile program.