Take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere!


AVID is proud to be supporting the Take 3 for the sea movement

Take 3 is committed to reducing plastic pollution through education and public participation.

In collaboration with Take 3 co-founder Tim Silverwood, AVID will host a series of Take 3 events across Australia’s eastern seaboard in 2018/2019.

By enabling local communities to get behind the Take 3 initiative, AVID will support Take 3 in its mission to inspire genuine change, creating a cleaner environment for future generations.


Upcoming Events

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Tim Silverwood, co-founder & CEO of Take 3

Tim Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the increasing risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3’ in 2009.

In 2011, Tim sailed 5000km across the North Pacific Ocean to study the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sharing his experiences through a popular TEDx talk on his return.

Tim’s achievements include being awarded the 2014 Green Globe ‘Sustainability Champion’ and featuring in the popular ABC series ‘War on Waste’ and in the 2017 feature film, ‘Blue’.

Tim delivers an entertaining, reasoned and firm case for reducing waste, preventing pollution and shifting to a circular economy to save our oceans and achieve true ‘sustainability’. It’s Tim’s mission to have us re-think the way we make, use and throw ‘away’ the stuff we use everyday.

Take the pledge to #Take3fortheSea wherever you are

The Take 3 message is simple: take three pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway – or anywhere! – and you’ve made a difference.

Pick it Up! Snap it! Share it!

Get involved on social media – remember to pick it up, snap it and share it using #Take3fortheSea to join the online movement and make your contribution count.

Take the pledge to get involved for a day, a week or even a year – every bit counts!

Get involved locally

Find a free local event in your area and get involved.

AVID’s #Take3fortheSea events launch in QLD!

More than 300 Sunshine Coast locals turned out to join AVID and Tim Silverwood #Take3fortheSea on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June, 2018.

Events included an educational day at Montessori International College in Forest Glen, an exclusive film screening and Q&A with Tim Silverwood at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a community beach clean-up day at Mooloolaba Beach. The beach clean-up alone saw participants collect a staggering 80kg of waste in just one hour – a huge effort and a fantastic result.

View our Harmony events photo gallery

AVID NSW #Takes3 with the support of Maitland locals

An overwhelming number of Maitland locals joined forces with AVID and Tim Silverwood to #Take3fortheSea on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2018.

The #Take3 NSW program launched with a school clean-up and education day at St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, then 130 guests attended AVID’s exclusive screening of documentary, Blue the Film. The event series wrapped up with a community clean-up in Maitland Park, where participants collected a surprising amount of rubbish. It was an amazing effort by all.

View our Harvest and Waterford events photo gallery

Brentwood Forest #Take3fortheSea, wrapping up AVID’s 2018 events

AVID’s Brentwood Forest team and Take 3 co-founder and CEO Tim Silverwood held three events over the weekend of Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November 2018, marking the final event series for the year as part of AVID’s sponsorship with Take 3.

The team kicked off the program at Bellbird Park State Secondary College with an educational day, followed by an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, Blue, at Event Cinemas Springfield that evening. The Saturday morning saw a great turn out in Tucker Family Park as residents and the wider community all came together for a clean-up event in and around surrounding bushland.

View our Brentwood Forest events photo gallery

How to #Take3fortheSea

Pledge your support

Pledge your support by signing up to #Take3fortheSea within your local area by filling in the form below

Pick it up! Snap it! Share it!

Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you from wherever you are, and remember to ‘snap it and share it’ with #Take3fortheSea to continue to inspire others

Support our movement

Reduce your plastic footprint, educate, participate & share the Take 3 vision for clean oceans

Join the #Take3fortheSea movement today by filling in the form below

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Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs

The Take 3 message is simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere special, and you’ve made a difference.

As part of the Take 3 partnership, AVID will host three events – a local schools project, a Blue film screening and community clean-up – in the local region of five of its residential projects in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The aim is to encourage local communities to get behind and support the Take 3 movement, to make a real difference to the environment.

We encourage people to follow @take3forthesea on social media and join the Take 3 mailing list at www.take3.org.

Getting involved in our action is as simple as completing your #take3forthesea and sharing an image on social media. By doing this you will inspire your friends and family to similarly contribute to protecting our environment.

To get involved in local Take 3 for the sea with AVID events or to find out more, please visit www.avid.com.au/take3forthesea

The community clean-up day is open to anyone in the local area who would like to get involved. Find out more or sign-up by visiting www.avid.com.au/take3forthesea

Film screening

While the film screening will be a free event, it will be ticketed. The event will be limited to the capacity of each venue.

Public clean-up

While the public clean-up day is open to anyone in the area who would like to get involved, it will be capped at 50-60 people. To take part, please register via www.avid.com.au/take3forthesea

School event

The school event will not be open to the public.

As part of the Take 3 partnership, AVID will host three events in the local region of five of its residential projects, including:

Harmony, Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Brentwood Forest, Bellbird Park (QLD)
Harvest, East Maitland (NSW)
Bloomdale, Diggers Rest (VIC)
Savana, Wyndham Vale (VIC)

Schools have been chosen based on proximity to AVID’s residential communities.

AVID and Take 3 will be measuring results from activities to record the overall impact of the project.

Yes, as well as the three events in each local community, it will also hold a national ‘wrap-up’ event in Sydney. Details around this event are to still to come.

AVID Property Group (AVID) is responsible for an award-winning portfolio of industrial and residential developments in key growth areas across Australia.

AVID Property Group (AVID) is proud to be supporting the Take 3 for the sea movement. In collaboration with Take 3 co-founder Tim Silverwood. By enabling local communities to get behind the Take 3 initiative, AVID will support Take 3 in its mission to inspire genuine change, creating a cleaner environment for future generations.

Take 3 is a not for profit organisation established in 2009 and based on the Central Coast of NSW. Take 3 is committed to preventing plastic pollution and reducing waste through education and public participation. The Take 3 message is simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere special, and you’ve made a difference.

Visit https://www.take3.org/

It has been estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Plastic pollution and waste are devastating to the environment, our oceans and wildlife. We must make significant changes to prevent plastic pollution, reduce the waste we generate and promote the transition to a circular economy. Take 3 believes in inspiring each and every person to make small changes to help the environment. Many small actions can make a big difference when multiplied.

It was the simple idea to take three items of rubbish from the beach, that ignited the #take3forthesea movement. Avid surfer and mum Amanda Marechal reached out to her friend and marine ecologist Roberta Dixon-Valk in 2008 with the simple idea. The pair joined forces with environmentalist Tim Silverwood in 2009 and Take 3 was officially registered in 2010.

No. Take 3 is apolitical and non-denominational.

Take 3 is based on the Central Coast of NSW and operates predominantly across the eastern seaboard of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Yes. Take 3 has established relationships with many organisations similarly committed to addressing the emerging problems of plastic pollution and waste.

Take 3 is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) and has deductible gift recipient (DGR-1) status with the Commonwealth Register of Environmental Organisations. As such, Take 3 must adhere to strict guideline to ensure donations are invested in activities that ‘protect or enhance the natural environment’.

Take 3’s team includes three co-founders, six team members, nine Board members and over a dozen key volunteers.

Whilst Take 3 collects considerable volumes of rubbish from clean-up activities (regularly 50+ kilograms per event) we are most impressed by the removal of rubbish by the public around the planet. Analysis of images uploaded to social media by Macquarie University and Price Waterhouse Cooper found that people remove an average of 15 pieces of rubbish per #take3forthesea and that our supporter base is removing over 2.5 million pieces of rubbish from the environment each year with a contribution of over 16,000 volunteer hours.

Approximately 30-70kg, depending on the site.

An audit of rubbish is undertaken with recyclable items separated and recycled. The remainder if disposed of to landfill.

We like to remind people that “the ocean is downhill from everywhere.” Rubbish will eventually wash and blow into storm water systems, creeks and rivers before eventually entering the ocean. It’s important to remove rubbish from anywhere in the environment.

Take 3 co-founder and CEO is a feature character in the film, Blue. Tim has spent over 10 years working tirelessly to raise awareness of plastic pollution and has travelled extensively around the world to document the problem and speak at leading events. Tim is an #OceanGuardian in the film alongside other leading representatives of the ocean conservation movement.

The Take 3 schools program focuses on ‘education to inspire participation’.

Students experience an engaging presentation before undertaking a workshop to develop local solution to this global problem. An action plan is delivered to the school to help them turn their ideas into reality. Take 3 will then undertake a clean-up and audit of litter in the playground to develop baseline data in order to illustrate change over time. Teachers are also provided access to resources to use for future education and projects.