Take Three for the Sea

By Tyler Bridges. Published September 22, 2020.

This Green Week, UNSA is focusing on the Take Three for the Sea initiative. Every day this week, each UNSA staff member is aiming to pick up three pieces of rubbish and properly dispose of them to help prevent litter in our beautiful oceans, on our local beaches, and in our waterways.

Take Three helps maintain a healthy environment, which is of great importance to us here at UNSA and Opus. A healthy environment is not just for the planet and wildlife, but for us too!

The belief of the Take Three campaign is that simple actions can address complex problems. That taking three pieces of rubbish, not only from near water but anywhere, can make a huge difference. Especially if we all do it.

There are over 30,000 students enrolled at UON. If 30,000 students picked up 3 pieces just ONE day this week, there would be 90,000 fewer pieces of rubbish to end up in our oceans and waterways. That sounds pretty good to me!

“An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean every year,” according to the Take Three website. I’m sure we have all seen the terrible images of turtles who have mistaken plastic bags for jellyfish, or become tangled up in nets. Wouldn’t you feel so much better if you could help prevent this?

We encourage every student to get involved this week. Even our cloud campus students can get involved to keep our inland waterways clear.

Get out there and make a difference, because we only get one planet!

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