Established in 2009, the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust is a registered New Zealand charity, with a vision for Beautiful Beaches, Healthy Waters and Inspired People.
Our mission is simple and tangible: to enable people to look after the coastlines and waterways they love. To deliver on this mission, we coordinate and support large-scale coastal clean-up events, riparian planting and restoration activities, education programmes, public awareness campaigns and training workshops.
We work collaboratively with a range of demographics around New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, bringing together local and central government, community groups, NGOs, businesses, schools, universities and the general public to address marine and freshwater pollution.
We run two core programmes, both of which directly involve communities in positive outcomes for the coastlines and waterways they love.
The first – Love Your Coast – targets marine litter through awareness and prevention education, beach clean-ups, and data collection. Through these interventions this programme actively prevents litter from entering marine environments, removes existing rubbish, and provides detailed evidence on the state of the pollution problem. See our educational presentation here.