The popular Australian campaign Take 3 for the Sea continues to grow, with the non-government organisation launching a sustainability hub and community work space.
Volunteers, business people, family, journalists and local councillors attended the launch in Long Jetty, on the New South Wales Central Coast in March. The office and sustainability hub will be a learning space for the leading conservation minds of the future and become the home base of the local and larger environmental community.
It’s been 10 years since Take 3 founders marine ecologist Roberta Dixon-Valk, youth educator Amanda Marechal and environmentalist Tim Silverwood began spreading their simple message of cleaning up Australia’s waterways. Since then, the movement has gained traction around the world, with the social media hashtag #take3forthesea being used in 129 countries.
Working with councils, schools, community groups and surf clubs, Take 3 is an educational program that encourages people to pick up three pieces of rubbish when they leave the beach, riverside, lakes, creeks and forests. To learn more, click on the video below.
*Featured image: Ocean rubbish, credit Nick Pumphrey (cropped image). Second image: Tim Silverwood with plastic, credit Tom Batrouney (cropped image)