• Jo-Ann Brinkley

Pick it up – Bin it – Take 3 for the Sea.

Updated: Feb 19

Do you feel overwhelmed by the environmental risks to our planet of pollution and the dangers of plastics in our oceans.? I know how distressed I feel when I see a tide line of pollution on the beach or see pictures of marine animals suffering from the effects of plastic pollution and knowing the havoc it wreaks on the environment. There is an environmental movement here in Australia which is now having a global reach and can involve every single person on the planet to make a difference.



Take 3 for the Sea is a charitable organisation that holds the viewpoint that with direct actions people can connect with and make a cumulative considerable difference to the earth’s environment.


Take 3 has grown from a grassroots initiative to a global sustainability movement. Marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk and youth educator, Amanda Marechal developed Take 3 – an idea where a simple action could produce profound consequences. Joining forces with environmentalist, Tim Silverwood, the trio publicly launched Take 3 as an organisation in 2010.


Taking action is simple - take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere, and you have made a difference. The message of Take 3 is a message emphasising personal responsibility for cleaning up and minimising the plastic footprint on our planet. They believe that anyone has the power to take action and create positive change no matter who they are or where they are.


They spread their message through educational programs for schools, clubs and communities and inspire others to become Eco-educators. They also host film nights, talks, clean ups and special events to educate communities about plastic pollution and waste.


Take 3 is leading a movement of people who are connected to the planet to remove plastic pollution from the environment and support measures to prevent waste and pollution.


Every little bit helps and Take 3 encourage you to celebrate your beach, river, park, bush clean up by posting a photo either on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #Take3fortheSea



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