On the occasion of World Water Day that is celebrated on 22 March every year, ANUgreen volunteers will once again put their hands together and clean up Sullivans Creek. Volunteers will collect the local rubbish around the Creek before it sullies our precious parks, bushland and waterways, and in return for their hard work, will be rewarded with a movie ticket.
World Water Day is an annual event reminding us of the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in developing countries. The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
The theme for this year is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. By using the solutions we already find in nature, we can reduce floods, droughts and water pollution. Nature-based solutions, such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help rebalance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods.
Date: Thursday 22 March
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Meet-up point: Dennis Winston Bridge
See you there!