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Loving our streets

30 Jul 2019

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By Janette Corcoran

Docklands will soon have its own Love Our Street (LOS3008) group. LOS is the “off-beach” arm of Beach Patrol Australia – a volunteer organisation that helps keep the beaches of Melbourne clean.

And like Beach Patrol, LOS draws upon the concern and energy of local people who want their surrounds to be better.

LOS believes that bringing local people together as a community to look after their own environment will not only improve local surrounds but – perhaps more importantly - help break the “litter supply chain”. This is where rubbish from streets throughout Melbourne makes its way into creeks to “grow and flow” on to our beaches and oceans.

And as Docklanders, we see this “litter supply chain” first hand.

We see the constant stream of rubbish that flows down our waterways and we also see our own contribution in the form of litter strewn on our streets that joins this flow – one hated culprit being the discarded cigarette butt.

This was the motivation behind a group of like-minded Docklanders - Adriana Brudan, Faye Cowling, Ali Hoffmann, Sierra Laidman, Adam Weiss and myself - forming LOS3008.

These Docklanders share the belief that Docklands is a wonderful place to live and work but that litter (and the issues of waste in general) is undermining wellbeing.

And so LOS3008 – Love Our Street Docklands – is being born on September 21 at Spring Clean The City (SCTC) 2019. Registration to SCTC is through eventbrite and more details about LOS3008 will be shared in the next edition of Dockland News.

 

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