Litter Intelligence Education Engagement Day, Otago | Sustainable Coastlines

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  1. If you, or anyone you live with feels ill, please do not attend.
  2. All attendees should follow cough and sneeze etiquette: Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (dispose of tissue immediately).
  3. Bring gloves to the event if you have them available at home. Although we will have freshly washed gloves for those who need.
  4. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  5. Social distancing of 2m must be adhered to for those outside your bubble.
  6. The event may be cancelled at late notice due to the unfolding situation.
  7. Our full Covid-19 Protocol is available at this link.

Event details

Jul 2020

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Join us on Sunday the 12th July from 1-3pm at the Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin to learn more about our Litter Intelligence Education Programme (LIEP), and the litter survey.

This will include a litter survey and audit at Pilots Beach.
Afternoon tea will be served at 3pm and you are welcome to stay and chat with our programme coordinators who will be only too happy to answer any questions you have about the LIEP.

Numbers are limited, so please register via the form below.


  • 1pm – Everyone arrive and is welcomed to the facility
  • 1.15pm – Brief intro to issues of beach and marine litter and the Albatross centre and LIEP.
  • 1.30pm – Head down to the beach and participate in a litter survey
  • 2.15pm – Run the audit back up at the education room at the centre
  • 3.00pm – Break for tea and coffee/afternoon tea and chat with teachers/educators about LIEP and answer any questions etc and seek sign ups/indications of interest in attending a LIEP PLD event in future.

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.


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