Clean Up Australia Day Celebrates 40 Years - Living Lightly column
By Tess Middleton, Fin Free Albury Wodonga. Clean Up Australia Day has celebrated a milestone 40 years this year. The idea started back in 1989 when Ian Kiernan had a desire to tidy his local area, Sydney Harbour, after a sailing competition, in 1987; Ian saw the level of pollution in the harbour and knew something had to be done.