Litter Intelligence Education Engagement Day, West Coast | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event details

Sep 2020

Remember to bring:

  • A note pad!

Join us on Wednesday 9 September on a Zoom call from 3:30-4:30pm to learn more about our Litter Intelligence Education Programme (LIEP).

This free workshop for educators will introduce the learner’s journey of the Litter Intelligence Education Programme (LIEP) beyond the litter survey and audit. This will offer an opportunity to ask questions and find out if the programme is right for you before progressing to PLD in late October.
An additional session to do a survey & audit will be arranged for anyone who has not yet completed monitoring training.

Please register via the form below so we can capture your contact details.

Litter is a major risk to people, culture, environment and economy, especially when it enters the marine environment. This is a problem we can – and will – solve. Led by charity Sustainable Coastlines, the Litter Intelligence programme collects data, provides insights and inspires action for a litter-free Aotearoa. As New Zealand’s first national litter database, Litter Intelligence is helping build a better understanding of the problem.

To collect and input this litter data long-term, Sustainable Coastlines is engaging with communities around Aotearoa, providing the training, equipment and technology required for people to take part in the programme as ‘Citizen Scientists’. By working to a United Nations Environment Program / Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission methodology, data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including the relevant Sustainable Development Goals.

We are training and supporting educators around Aotearoa to deliver an exciting new and innovative litter reduction education programme called the Litter Intelligence Education programme, or LIEP for short. By combining evaluation of our education programme with on-the-ground litter data, we will measure the effectiveness of education and a range of other litter-reduction interventions, giving us a strong understanding of the best solutions.

All programme findings are freely, openly and publicly available through our purpose-built Litter Intelligence digital platform, giving politicians and business leaders, educators and students, scientists and researchers the right information to take action for a litter-free world.

Need more info?  Email [email protected]


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