What is the purpose of the ‘Taking the Pledge’ page?

Research shows that by taking a public pledge, it can help to foster behavioural change. By making the commitment public, which is done by sharing your pledging photo on social media, this helps to diffuse the message amongst your peers. Given that we are social creatures, we very much respond to what peers close to us do, how they behave and what they think of us. These are all very powerful mechanisms to change behaviour in a positive manner.

Will my information be made public?

Council is required under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA) to collect, maintain and use your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Principles and other relevant requirements of the PPIPA.

Publishing your image through your Facebook, this is not a requirement, but rather an optional feature and will help to establish behavioural change and reduce litter in our parks.