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Jack Johnson to donate tour proceeds to coastal clean-ups

Jack Johnson

We are humbled and excited to announce that Jack Johnson–who incredibly is donating 100% of world tour profits to local charities–has chosen us as an official non-profit guest for the New Zealand leg of his ‘To The Sea’ world tour.

As part of this very special alliance we have been donated tickets for each concert which are being auctioned off on TradeMe to raise funds. As well as ticket sales, every dollar that we raise through donations during Johnson’s tour will be matched by his own non-profit: the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. All proceeds will go directly towards facilitating our coastal clean-up events with school children and adult volunteers alike.

Johnson will also be helping us promote the huge series of clean-ups called ‘Love your Coast’ that we are planning just after the tour from the 6th to the 9th of December with over 5500 people across the country. We’ll have a booth at every concert, so make sure to come and meet the team face-to-face! It’ll be a great chance to learn more about what we do, how you can get involved and also enter competitions to win epic treasure!

‘To The Sea’ starts on Sunday, 28 November 2010 in New Plymouth and then heads to Christchurch on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 before finishing off in Auckland on Thursday, 2 December 2010.

We are working on the ‘Love your Coast’ Coastal Clean-up events alongside our South Island-based partner – Te Wai Pounamu Foundation – and are working with schools, organisations, volunteers and other non-profits across the country to bring these events together. So where’s this all happening and how can you get involved?

Love your Coast kicks off with a huge clean-up on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto Island on Monday 6 December. Several hundred school students are already locked-in, and we’re looking for as many volunteers as possible to explore the coastlines of this stunning island and help us pick up the trash that flows out there from Auckland City. Thanks to the generous ongoing support of Fullers Ferries and the old Auckland City Council, the transfer to Rangitoto will be free for everyone! Check out event details here and register to volunteer here.

Love your Coast continues the next day in the capital city. With over 1000 participants already, we hope to clean-up the entire Wellington Harbour and South Coast on Tuesday 7 December. We need volunteers to fill in the gaps and help us to achieve this epic goal. Register to volunteer here or email wellington@loveyourcoast.org to find out more.

The next day – Wednesday 8 December – the Love your Coast series moves to the South Island for a big clean-up of Christchurch’s rivers, estuary and beaches. Email christchurch@loveyourcoast.org to help out.

As if that wasn’t enough, on Thursday the 9th of December we cross the main divide to hit our least populated beaches on the West Coast of the South Island. Email westcoast@loveyourcoast.org to put up your hand and get amongst the most scenic coastlines in Aotearoa.

We’re looking for volunteers for all of these events and would love your help. Check out www.loveyourcoast.org