Armed with bags, gloves and picks, a group of Charles Darwin University students moonlighted as eco-warriors for the day recently to take part in the Great Northern Cleanup.
With a spring in their step, the 18-strong group first began by tarting up their home turf along University Drive before heading off to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve and on to the Nightcliff Foreshore.
In total, the rubbish rebels cleared four bags worth of general waste and six bags of recyclable waste.
CDU Student and keen environmentalist Katrina Graham said it was a great fun event and a great socialiser too as a lot of the international students also got involved.
“We collected so many bottles, cans and plastic bags which had they been left, could have seriously injured the local wildlife,” she said.
“It was great to see the number of people willing to give up their Saturday afternoon to better the environment.”