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10-Nov-2013 Sunday

Sunday 10 November 2013 Leave a comment

Today was a family sort of day. Kody was doing Nippers in Bundeena with the Garie beach mob. I think so many water activities are cancelled at Garie due to the huge and dangerous waves that they organised a day at Bundeena which in comparison is always reliably flat. Today of course was no different except it was pouring with rain and was about 15C (about 20C cooler than it was yesterday !)

I stood in the rain, although under shelter and probably that’s what kicked off my cold. However she did a swim, board race and got towed by a jetski so she had some fun.

Later in the afternoon both me and Dawn went out for the Responsible Runners Litter pick up and again got a huge amount of litter or just an hour’s walk along the spit at Bonnie Vale. It was raining for much of the time also so we assumed there would be less rubbish but it wasn’t really the case.

We got home about 6.30 and got ready quickly and went out for dinner,mainly to celebrate Jazmin finishing her HSC exams. A weight off her shoulders. I had pick a place on Broadway – Hari’s Vegetarian. It was quite a cheap place and empty when we arrived which a bit disconcerting, but filled up quickly and became quite busy (I felt sorry for the one guy serving and one guy cooking!)

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7-Oct-2013 Signing up for Responsible Runners

Monday 7 October 2013 Leave a comment

I have decided to commit to starting a litter pickup & reporting group within the Royal National Park for Responsible Runners and put up a facebook group here. The first pickup will be next Sunday the 13th.

Interesting that after we pick up the rubbish, we have to classify it and enter it into a long form here.

Looking forward to it all.

Note: I will post all the Litter picking up posts with the tag “Litter” – use this link to see them all.

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23-Sept-2013 Litter Free & Responsible Runners

Monday 23 September 2013 Leave a comment

Back in 2008 I started a website keepbundeenalitterfree.com  [domain name expired today, but the content is still available here] with the aim of starting some kind of litter pick up service. I didn’t really do much with it, other than my own litter pickups along the beaches here in paradise. This is why I let the name expire (it only cost $10 a year).

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There is a new group that has come along in Sydney, based out of Bondi, Responsible Runners [website here] who are doing a great job. I am talking to them about starting an offshoot in the Royal National Park (they are starting in Cronulla soon).

Over 40+ cleanups since September 2012, Responsible Runners have picked up over 3.5 tonnes of rubbish, including over 35,000 cigarette butts, 6,800 recyclable drink containers7,700 straws5,500 bottle caps, and much more. This, however, is only the beginning. We must all work together by saying NO to disposable plastic bags, bottles, and packaging and YES to reusable. Only be effecting positive behavioural change in ourselves and others will be truly begin addressing the problem of plastic pollution in our ocean.

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