Every day, ordinary Australians are taking the initiative to create positive change and are inspiring others to clean up the world. Ian Kiernan is one such example.
Formerly a builder and keen yachtsman, Ian initiated the annual Clean Up Australia Day in 1989 after being appalled at the amount of rubbish he saw whilst competing in an around-the-world yacht race. In 1991 Ian was the recipient of the Order of Australia Medal and in 2004, Ian was honoured as Australian of the Year for his ongoing work as an environmental campaigner.
We each have the opportunity to follow Ian’s lead and instigate positive change. With our everyday choices, we can turn concerned talk into constructive action.