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Business Clean Up Day fast approaching

Looking for a different kind of team bonding exercise? Registrations for the 2012 Business Clean Up Day are now open.

Some 337 businesses looking to improve their environmental impact took part in the 2011 Business Clean Up Day, helping remove over 16,500 tonnes of rubbish across the country. Now, registrations are open for the 2012 event, and organisers hope an even greater number of businesses will join in the movement and become more environmentally responsible.

“We’re urging all Australians businesses to work together to clean up the environment or introduce more environmentally friendly policies in their own work environment,” Clean Up Australia chairman and founder Ian Kiernan said.

“Pull together as a team and help clean up your local park, waterways, beaches or even your own workplace. It’s a great team building experience to work together and see the positive results that Business Clean Up Day can achieve.”

This year’s event sees the introduction of a new initiative, the Clean Up Australia Business Circle, which delivers tips and tricks for making the most out of your Clean Up Day, information on greening your office, opportunities to network with other businesses and online access to materials for Business Clean Up.

“Exclusively for our members, the new Clean Up Australia Business Circle will provide the opportunity for businesses to share their environmental tips and successes with each other. Business can also do their bit for the environment by making a donation to Clean Up Australia, and helping us continue our work” Kiernan added.

Business Clean Up Day details

WHAT: The opportunity for Australian businesses to take part in the nation’s largest community event, get a Clean Up Team together and register a Business Clean Up Site or green up and clean up their own place of business. Participating businesses pay $150, which covers the cost of the Business Clean Up Kit and access to our new Clean Up Australia Business Circle.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA BUSINESS CIRCLE: A new LinkedIn Group developed exclusively for Business Clean Up Australia Day participants to access tips and tricks for making the most out of your Clean Up.

WHEN: Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday, 28 February 2012

WHERE: Businesses of all sizes across Australia

WHO: All businesses are encouraged to take part – work places and other organisations.

HOW TO ORGANISE A BUSINESS CLEAN UP SITE: Select a site in your area that you think needs cleaning up. Register your Business Clean Up Site online or call 1800 CUA DAY for more information; receive a Clean Up Kit; promote your Clean Up Site within your office to attract volunteers and don’t forget to have fun on the day.

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Lorna Brett

Lorna Brett

Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/dynamicbusiness">Twitter @DynamicBusiness</a>

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