Meet our Litter Ambassadors
Bill Moorhead: Current branch President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Bundaberg, Bill is also a qualified surveyor. Combining his knowledge of the building industry with his love of bird watching, he understands the close connection between litter, illegal dumping, environmental impacts and cost burdens. Read Bill’s tips.
Jodi Salmond: A passionate marine scientist dedicated to better understanding and protecting our reef resources. Help keep our seas debris free- say no to single use plastics and discard of rubbish correctly. Read Jodi’s tips.
Trish Garrad: Passionate about education Trish has had extensive involvement with turtle monitoring and nest moving, and Reef Guardian Schools. Removing rubbish at its source is key to preventing litter from entering our natural environments, and harming turtles. Read Trish’s tips.
Sue Reid: There is rubbish in the waters and on the beaches of Hervey Bay. My involvement with Freedom Whale Watch & Charters allows me direct contact with tourists. This litter can affect tourists’ perceptions of the area’s cleanliness, and safety, and their willingness to stay longer. I would dearly love to see the community bin their rubbish and help protect our tourism potential for future generations. Read Sue’s tips.
Cr David Lewis: As Fraser Coast’s Environment Portfolio Councillor, David Lewis is familiar with how litter has far-reaching costs and consequences for the region, which relies heavily on the natural beauty and abundant wildlife that draws tourists from around the world. We can all be more prepared when enjoying outdoor activities from picnics to fishing, 4WDing to camping to do everything possible to stop rubbish becoming litter. Read Fraser Coast Regional Council’s tips.
Dr Susan Rockloff : The community’s awareness and attitudes to litter and littering together with their attachment to place, are key to understanding how best to implement strategies to combat behaviours that underpin littering.
Dr Scott Wilson: Pollutants are an unfortunate by-product of modern society. As an environmental scientist, my research involves understanding the degree to which these contaminants impact our environment and how we can implement strategies to better manage these problems.
Lindsay Titmarsh: The current manager of Tandora, Lindsay is a well known local identity, naturalist, photographer and author. A keen steward of mangroves, his pet hate is bait bags and bottles. Where he lives big tides and flooding rains bring all the rubbish down and then leave it there. He is allergic to rubbish! Read Lindsay’s tips.
Maureen Schmitt: Sharing her specialist knowledge about gardening and native plants is Maureen’s passion. Green waste is litter. If not disposed of correctly, green waste can have disastrous effects on the natural places we love to visit and the plants and animals that live there. Read Maureen’s tips.
Tim Thornton: A 17 year association with Burrum Friends of the River has driven Tim’s passion for litter free waterways and floodplains. Let’s protect our community’s recreational potential and reduce volunteer cost burdens by binning our rubbish! Read Tim’s tips.
Cr Bill Trevor: As Bundaberg Region Council’s Environment and Natural Resources Portfolio spokesperson, Cr Bill Trevor sees the impact that litter has on council operations, and the threat it poses to future lifestyle and tourism opportunities. We need to find ways to reduce the amount of waste generated and to make sure that our rubbish is always disposed of carefully. Read Bundaberg Regional Council’s tips.
Gavin McPhee: Site Supervisor at Reuse & Recycle Group Inc, Fraser Coast. Gavin knows first hand that the first step in effective recycling is sorting the ‘good stuff’ from the rubbish. The second step is to determine where to deliver items so their useful life can be extended as long as possible and to extract maximum value from the resources. I would encourage residents to only donate clean, unbroken and complete items at charity bins around the region. Read Gavin’s tips.