On Saturday the 5th of November, a massive team of 210 Auckland-based Air New Zealand staff members and their families joined our crew for a clean-up of the Manukau Harbour. This marked the first Air New Zealand coastal clean-up with us, and in just over an hour volunteers managed to gather an impressive 8,000 litres — or a whopping 1.18 tonnes — of trash from the Harbour’s shores! A valiant effort.
This cooperative effort helps raise awareness of marine debris and urban trash that makes its way into our oceans, more often than not through our storm water drains. This kind of hands-on action reaffirms the initial briefing the staff were given before the clean-up and opened a lot eyes to how much of an issue coastal trash is.
After the clean-up the Air New Zealand and Sustainable Coastlines crew were treated to an intimate and excellent performance from none other than Fat Freddy’s Drop. The crew enjoyed the band, ate delicious food and washed it all down with a few refreshments at Royal Oak Intermediate sports field, celebrating a fun and rewarding day.
In the course of applied action like this over our past few years of operations we have found this to be an admirable, practical, fun way for organisations and their employees to learn about how litter from our streets really affects our coastlines on a huge scale.
If your organisation would like to take part in an event like this, contact us today.