CQUniversity first uni to partner with Clean Up Australia

Published:04 January 2018

CQUniversity is the first uni to partner with Clean Up Australia and will become a Platinum Business Supporter in 2018.

CQUniversity has become the first Higher Education institution to join Clean Up Australia as a Platinum Business Supporter.

As a result, the University - which has a physical presence in more than 20 locations across Australia - will be responsible for cleaning 10 sites around the country as part of 2018 Business Clean Up Day.

CQUniversity Director Facilities Management Ronald Tollasepp said he was proud to partner with an organisation that had made such an environmental impact on the country.

“CQUni is passionate about the environment and partnering with Clean Up Australia made sense to us because the organisation holds very similar values to our university,” Mr Tollasepp said.

“Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment and this partnership will allow us to further engage in the communities in which we operate by participating in Clean Up Australia Day and while also heightening community awareness and raising the profile of CQUniversity in the environmental conservation arena,” he said.

Over the past 27 years, Australians have devoted more than 32 million hours at over 171,000 locations towards the environment by collecting more than 334 thousand tonnes of rubbish. 

“This is a great Australian initiative and we welcome the support of our staff and students in getting involved.”

Clean Up Australia founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said he was thrilled to have such an esteemed educator as CQUniversity on board as a Business Supporter.

“We are proud to welcome CQUni as Platinum Business Supporter to help us in our environmental work,” Mr Kiernan said.

“By becoming an official supporter for Business Clean Up, CQUni has positioned itself as an environmental leader – a great opportunity to spread the word that rubbish is an everyday problem that we need to take responsibility for.

“We urge all students and staff to get their hands dirty and volunteer at the University Clean Up sites and help spread the word that litter is an everyday problem that we need to take responsibility for before it becomes the rubbish that impacts our parks and bushland, oceans and waterways.”