*Image taken before social distancing.
CENTRAL COAST, NSW – Award-winning Australian conservation charity, Take 3 for the Sea’s fundraising event, the CEO Clean-Up, will return for its second year in 2020.
On Friday 20 November from 8am-10am, CEOs, directors and business owners will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty in the name of conservation. Participants are raising funds that can help expand Take 3’s school education programs which have educated over half a million Australian children.
“We are thrilled to be running the CEO Clean-Up again in 2020. Our COVID Safe event provides leaders with an opportunity to support ocean conservation, while having a tangible impact here on the Central Coast,” said Sarah Beard, Take 3 CEO.
In 2019, 40 CEOs removed 227 kilograms and 10,000 pieces of rubbish during the 45 minute clean-up. Take 3 is hoping to double its fundraising efforts from 2019, attempting to raise $30,000 at this year’s event.
“The CEO Clean-Up last year was amazing,” said Laura Prael, Director of LEP Digital, official event partner of the CEO Clean-Up, “We all came together as a community and picked up a huge amount of waste. It was really eye-opening; once you look closer, there is rubbish and plastic everywhere.”
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to oceans, marine life and the broader environment. Over 8 million tonnes of new plastic enters the ocean each year, and by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Every day, businesses around the Central Coast, NSW, are adding to this problem. The CEO Clean-Up allows businesses to instead be part of the solution by showing leadership making a positive change in their community.
Take 3 is pleased to have partnered with Southern Cross Austereo Central Coast to engage the Central Coast community in this impactful event for the second year running.
“Getting involved in Take 3 for the Sea is so easy! When my family and I go down to our local Avoca beach, we always pick up three pieces of rubbish,” said Kristen Budd, Southern Cross Austereo Central Coast General Manager.
“As a local media network, we completely got behind the CEO Clean Up Initiative in 2019 and are proud to be involved in the program once again in 2020.”
For more information, to sign up or donate, head to www.ceocleanup.com.