Upcoming community events
Join us at 9.30am on Saturday 21 November on the Wellington Waterfront for a day of scuba diving and kayak-based clean-up. The dive site will be on the wharf next to Frank Kitts Lagoon. Last year was a huge effort and this year we’re making a day for the whole family with diving, kayaking, face painting, education and music! Both Department of Conservation and the university biologists will be on site picking the marine life out of the debris and identifying the critters we find. Anyone can help. We need volunteers for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and shoreside support. More details here.
Meet at the Sustainable Coastlines ‘Education Station’ container on Makara Beach at 9.30am, Saturday 5 December to sign-in and collect equipment, for a 10.00am start. From there we will split into teams and head out along the coastline on foot and by 4WD vehicle to clean-up the area from Makara Beach around to Ohau and Opau Bays. More details here.
School clean-ups and education
Schools registration is now closed. Thanks for your interest in Love your Coast Wellington 2015. Due to a huge response almost all of term four is now booked. There are a few days still available in late October, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly if you and your school are still interested in this programme.
Since 2010 we have delivered our Love your Coast programme each year at schools around the Wellington region, with incredible results. This summer, we are once again coordinating this popular beach clean-up and education tour and would love to invite schools around the region to be involved. See the fun from last year here.
Anytime during Term 4 — Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December 2015 — we are offering schools across all year groups the opportunity to be a part of Love your Coast Wellington 2015 by receiving an educational presentation and/or an organised clean-up of your local coastline or waterway at no cost.
Our experienced presenters will visit schools and using imagery, short films and a dynamic presentation, we will build an understanding about the challenges of litter and motivate students to work hands on to look after their local stretch of coast.
We will also coordinate clean-up events for schools and provide rubbish sacks, gloves and Health and Safety equipment for cleaning up the coast, all at no cost. Transport for your event must be organised and paid for by the school.
Presentations and clean-up activities are open to every school in the Kapiti, Hutt Valley, Wellington and Wairarapa regions but places are limited so register now to secure your school’s participation.
We will provide (at no cost to schools):
- An organised beach clean-up with our first aid trained staff, including rubbish audit and disposal.
- All equipment required (gloves, sacks, first aid kits, hi-visability vests for leaders, a RAMs and Health and Safety plan).
- Student consent forms: Download here.
- Risk Analysis and Management System (RAMS) information: Download here.
- Excellent online promotion of your school’s involvement.
Over the last six years our team has motivated 42,189 people to remove over 1 million litres of rubbish from the coast, and delivered educational presentations to more than 112,500 school students with exceptional results. See below for testimonials.
Last year over 3,000 proud people from the region participated in clean-up events and over 5,000 attended our educational talks. This year is set to be even better!
So that we can provide our programmes at no cost to schools, we ask that your students complete our Evaluation Surveys. These are a series of quick surveys that help us understand the effectiveness of our education and outdoor activities. More information on this study can be found here.
Contact Oliver Vetter on 021 025 98301 or email email@example.com
We’re also looking for caring corporates to get behind the project. Check out our event sponsorship opportunities below to see how your organisation can help out.
Throughout the project, the Sustainable Coastlines team will be visiting schools, businesses and community groups to build an understanding about the challenges of litter and motivate Wellingtonians to look after their coastline. During this time we will deliver educational presentations and coordinate tailored coastal clean-up activities with local schools and organisations that support the idea of looking after our coast.
We need to raise funds to cover essential logistical, Health and Safety, transport and training costs, and sponsorship is crucial to ensure this project’s success.
We offer sponsors:
- A tailored team building beach clean-up with your staff, planned and led by Sustainable Coastlines. This includes our multimedia educational presentation to motivate your staff to get involved. We bring all equipment including a barbecue, however additional hard costs may apply for food and transport (depending on numbers and location).
- License to Sustainable Coastlines logos for use on web, marketing and other promotional materials during the course of the event.
- Logo on project report with a breakdown of all rubbish collected (great for CSR / sustainability reporting / marketing).
- Access and permission to use all event images, footage and results.
- Exposure through logo positioning on:
- This page: the official event page.
- 4m x 1m sponsor banner used for photo opportunities throughout the programme.
- Announcement and exposure of your organisation’s support to Sustainable Coastlines’ social media networks (combined audience of 14,000).
- Promotional posters and flyers.
- Further leveraging opportunities to be discussed.
Sponsorship is available at two levels:
Includes all of the above.
Includes all of the above and in addition:
- A two-hour workshop at your office (or other location of your choosing) in either Presentation Delivery or Event Management, delivered by our experienced staff.
- Prominent logo positioning on all event collateral.
- Acknowledgement of your support to our mailing list (5,000 subscribers).
- Mention of your support on event media releases (we have a very large profile in the media – see examples here)
- Mention of your support during media interviews, wherever possible.
Please call Oliver Vetter on 021 025 98301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this opportunity or would like any further information.
“I thought the presentation was excellent. The humour and charisma of the presenters engaged the students. I was impressed with your professionalism and the standard of the resources you used. It has helped us to illustrate the consequences of the students choices.” “On their return to school one of the Senior teachers was stopped by one of the Worser Bay residents committee and thanked for being the first school to leave the beach tidier than when they arrived. They were very appreciative that we had made the effort to clean up the beach.”
Susie Sumner – Holy Cross Miramar School
“Lively, passionate presenters who knew their stuff.” “Information relevant to today’s eco problems.” “Great visual displays.” “Good opportunities for child interaction.” “Information that will stay in kids’ heads that they can act on as they grow.” “You rock!”
Maz Holman – Porirua School
“Such energy. The guys were entertaining along with being informative and passionate.”
Fiona D’Souza – St Patrick’s Primary
“The imagery was important in helping the students to understand the message. Presenter kept the students engaged well too.”
Kim Proffit – Avalon School
“Thanks Te Kawa and Ryley as well as everyone else. Awesome work!”
Meta Beyers – Thorndon School
“Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou mo tou mahi hei tiaki i te moana me te Aitanga a Tangaroa.”
Lester Mohi – Glenview School
“It was a fantastic day. The kids loved it and next time we’d like the whole school to be involved!”
Caroline Jones – Paremata School