UQ Sustainability, the Centre of Marine Science, the Society for Conservation Biology UQ Brisbane Chapter, and UQ GEMS invite UQ students and staff to help us pick up rubbish along the river bank.

It's been shown that collecting plastic waste near coasts, rather than in the oceans, is the most effective way to reduce plastic pollution, so come along and lend a hand.

Bring a water bottle and gloves (we’ll provide these for anyone who can’t bring them). Closed shoes and sun protection are essential.


Friday 3 March 2023, 3pm–4pm


Meet on the corner of Sir William MacGregor Drive and Thynne Road, St Lucia campus.

What to bring

Bring a water bottle, closed shoes and sun protection. Gloves can be provided for anyone who can't bring their own. We will also have cold water on hand.

The hosts

This event is hosted by the UQ Sustainability Office, the Marine Society UQ, and UQ GEMs.

Register your team 

Please note, we will have photographers and videographers capturing content at the event for socials, marketing and advertising material. If you'd prefer not to have your photo or video taken, please make yourself known to our event staff on the day.

About Campus beautification

UQ's beautiful campuses showcase Australia's wildlife and rich biodiversity intermingled with our teaching and research facilities.

We're very proud of our grounds and like to keep our environment looking its best with regular groundskeeping as well as special events to target specific areas.

Throughout the year we have a series of landcare, clean up, tree plantings and bush care regeneration activities drawing groups of volunteers.

All are welcome including staff, students and the broader community.  Come and join us at our next event!



Meet at the corner of Sir William McGregor Drive and Thynne Road, St Lucia.