From, March 4, 2007
1 MILLION HELP CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA
The organiser of Clean Up Australia says around one million people across the nation have taken part in today's campaign.
Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan says that has involved cleaning up more than 7,000 sites nationwide.
But Mr Kiernan is urging those volunteers to go a step further by reducing their own households' greenhouse gas emissions.
He wants them to sign a pledge committing to a 25 per cent reduction target every year for the next three years.
"With climate change the threat that it is, we know that the Australian family emits an average of 0.9 tonnes of CO2 gases every year," Mr Kiernan said.
"If that family agrees to go to green energy, they'll reduce their emissions by 1.33 tonnes.
"That's the same as taking the family vehicle off the road for four months."