Where’s your ‘hood?
Take 3 is based on the Central Coast of NSW but has staff and volunteers throughout Australia and the world.
I live in Bondi Beach.
Why it’s so good?
Living in Bondi Beach you are faced with a dichotomy. It feels as though half of the population is completely on board with environmentally conscious behaviour and the other half couldn’t care less.
It inspires me to make Bondi a leader in addressing this problem – they say if you can make it work in Bondi you can make it work anywhere.
1: Tell me about your campaign
Since 2009 Take 3 have been delivering education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online to reduce plastic pollution and promote the transition to a circular economy.
Our message is simple:
Take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere and you’ve made a difference.
2: What ‘moment’ started this journey?
3: how did the idea grow?
By embracing online communications and social media we have watched our impact grow beyond our wildest dreams.
The #take3forthesea hashtag has now been used in 129 countries
Our schools education programs have educated over 200,000 young people around Australia.
4: Any Unexpected delights along the way?
5: How can we get involved?
6: Where to next?
7: Tips & Adivce
Learn from others who are more experienced than you.
Network and build relationships with others.
Your community are your most valuable asset.
8: your legacy
What do you hope your legacy will be?
For Take 3 as an organisation we want to continue to build our organisation to be sustainable and for our message to last the test of time, similar to ‘do the right thing’.
As an individual I want to be a leader in steering society to a sustainable relationship with our biosphere and all species who inhabit it.
9: staying positive
I’m empowered by the plethora of positive stories that emanate from the growing global community addressing this problem.
I also acknowledge that giving up on our oceans or doing nothing to stop this problem is simply not an option.
10: favourite quote
“We are the people we’ve been waiting for.”
I love that it emphasises that we can’t sit around waiting for someone else to solve the problem – it’s up to all of us.
We first met Tim at a litter congress (yep, that’s a real thing) and have seen him speak at several events. We love the twinkle in his eye when he speaks about what he is most passionate about.
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