Bette Midler Joins Clean Up the World
One of the world’s best-loved entertainers, Bette Midler, has pledged her support for Clean Up the World, the global outreach arm of Clean Up Australia and one of the largest international community-based environmental campaigns.
Ms Midler, an active environmentalist, recently met with Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and Founder of Clean Up the World and Clean Up Australia, to discuss ways they can work with communities internationally to create a cleaner and healthier world.
Photo of Ian Kiernan and Ms. Midler
Ms Midler founded the not-for-profit New York Restoration Project in 1995 with the belief that clean and green neighbourhoods are fundamental to the quality of life and that every community in New York City deserves an oasis of natural beauty.
Speaking from her Australian Tour in Sydney today, Ms Midler shared her support for the campaign.
“Clean Up the World is a truly inspirational organisation. By empowering people to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment and providing communities with the tools to do this, tonnes of rubbish have been removed from the world’s oceans, parks, forests, cities and beaches,” said Ms Midler.
“I look forward to working with Mr Kiernan and extending the New York Restoration Project’s work to help reduce the amount of waste ending up in the environment,” Ms Midler concluded.
“Ms Midler has a sincere and passionate view towards improving the state of our environment. I am thrilled that Ms Midler will be actively supporting Clean Up the World,” said Mr Kiernan.
“Ms Midler has agreed to feature in our Clean Up the World public service announcement which will be aired globally on National Geographic Channels International throughout the months of August and September. The support of such an international figure will help us continue to inspire communities around the world to clean up our precious environment,” Mr Kiernan continued.
Clean Up the World, established inconjuction with the United Nations Environment Programme in 1993, is a not for profit organisation which brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals in a range of activities that positively improve local environments.
Clean Up the World activities include clean up events, recycling, educational and resource recovery projects, water reuse, conservation programs and rejuvenation activities.
Clean Up the World Weekend will be held on 16 – 18 September 2005.
For more information visit www.cleanuptheworld.org