The 2015 “Clean up the world day” on 19th September became our best clean up day of many years activity because of the Monash Youth Group involvement and then asking general public about the reasons for this increasing “Rubbish” in our neighbourhoods, parklands, beaches and other public places in spite of more education, advertising and publicity. Thanks to Bill Kendall and everyone else for helping and supporting this Clean up activity 2015.
Twelve of us met outside CLAYTON RAILWAY STATION on Carinish Road. After brief discussion on “Health and Safety” issues started our work around 10.15am and then stayed in the neighbourhood till 2.00pm. We collected twelve bags of general and recyclable rubbish along with few big items which we piled up in front of RSL club car park.
The most common answers came back to us from general public were;
1. Don’t feel belong to and don’t care
2. People are too lazy
3. Think this is normal way of disposing our rubbish when we don’t see a bin close by
This forced us to think and believe, that there is some thing drastically wrong in our system due to which we are in this kind of situation.
We thought that the education has to start from HOME and also at very early childhood stage.
Our leaders has to come more often in public and give the message of “BELONG TO AUSTRALIA”. They only don’t have to high light and tell people about their RIGHTS but have to show them what their “RESPONSIBILITIES” are in the community as a citizen of this country too.
At the end the day’s activity group decided to do more “Clean up Operations” and try to get the message across in the wider community that this is OUR COUNTRY and we have to look after it, maintain it for the sake of our “FUTURE GENERATIONS”.
We should aim to hand over this country to our coming generations in a better shape and condition than we inherited it.