Wellington Litter Intelligence Survey, Petone Beach | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Sun
14
Apr 2024

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.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Come along to Petone Beach on Sunday, 14 April for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence survey. Give back to the beautiful moana by learning to be a citizen scientist — set up and run a survey, sort and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, Aotearoa New Zealand’s national database and solutions platform.

We’ll start from 1:30pm, heading onto the beach for the survey, then ending with the audit. All equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and a health and safety briefing.

Please register below! This helps us with event planning, and allows us to contact you if there are any important event announcements or major changes. We will get in touch with you with further details on logistics for the day.

For further enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dan at [email protected]

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Event details

Sat
25
Nov 2023

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.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us Saturday 25th November from 10:30am at Westhaven Beach in Westhaven Marina for Litter Intelligence and a beach clean up. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email [email protected]

 

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event Cancelled

Sadly, due to the weather, we’ve decided to cancel this event.

Please keep an eye on our events page for future clean-ups over the coming months across Christchurch!

Sat
13
Apr 2024

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
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

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
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 13th of April from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end. Meeting spot on the grass next to Beach Bar & Cave Rock

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sat
27
Jan 2024

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
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

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
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 27th of January from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event details

Sat
24
Feb 2024

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.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us Saturday 24th February from 10:30am at Honiana Te Puni Reserve, Petone Beach to clean the beach and learn about Litter Intelligence! Learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event.  You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

All equipment will be provided including gloves, sacks, health and safety documents.

Any questions – contact Dan at [email protected]

Event details

Sun
10
Dec 2023

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.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 10th December from 9:00am at Taylors Mistake beach for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Rough Itinerary: 

09:00am – Event sign in begins

09:15am – General welcome and H&S briefing

09:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing

09:30am – Litter Intelligence survey and wider clean-up begins

10:30am – Clean-up finishes

10:40am – Litter audit begins

11:30am – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

 

Any questions, email [email protected]

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event details

Sat
25
Nov 2023

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.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 25th November from 9:00am at South New Brighton Yacht Club for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Rough Itinerary: 

09:00am – Event sign in begins

09:15am – General welcome and H&S briefing

09:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing

09:30am – Litter Intelligence survey and wider clean-up begins

10:30am – Clean-up finishes

10:40am – Litter audit begins

11:30am – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email [email protected]

 

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sun
01
Oct 2023

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
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

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
  • Refreshments

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 1st October from 11.30am at Waihī Beach for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence survey. Sustainable Waihī Beach are launching a community beach clean pod system, and we need your support! Come along to get stuck in with a collecting the litter in front of the Surf Club and recording the litter in an audit, we’ll enter this data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform, to monitor changes in the litter concentration on the beach after the pods have been launched!

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing. See the below on more details from Sustainable Waihī Beach on why to make it along:

Why not hit Waihī Beach this school holidays and help promote the launch of some very cool Community Beach Clean Pods! We need as many people at the front of the Waihī Beach Surf Club to video the launch of the pods and the opening karakai for an advert promoting kiwis and visitors alike to help us keep our pristine beaches clean here in Aotearoa. 
There will be some amazing activities after the video shoot including a sustainable sandcastle competition, sand rake art lessons and a giant piece of sand art being drawn, a beach clean competition and free sausages and pizza for those that join in!  We are joined by Jemma from Sustainable Coastlines who will be working with the Waihī Beach School’s Beach Clean Kaitiaki and any other willing volunteers to do a targeted beach clean to report back to central government – how cool is that!
Please join us at 10:30 for the launch with the celebrated Reon Tuanau, Te Whānau a Tauwhao and Waihī Beach School Beach Clean Kaitiaki for something a wee bit special!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email Jemma at [email protected]

 

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sat
07
Oct 2023

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
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

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
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 7th of October from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Schedule:

  • 10:00am – Meet on the grass beside Beach Bar and Cave Rock to sign-in.
  • 10:10am –Introductions and Health & Safety briefing.
  • 10:30am – Yoshi Challenge Obstacle Course
  • 11:00am – Beach Litter Survey beings
  • 12:00pm – LUNCH (please bring your own and refrain from using single-use plastic please)
  • 12:30pm – Beach Litter Audit
  • 1.15pm  – Discuss findings and taking action!
  • 1:45pm– Closing comments
  • 2:00pm – Event Ends

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event Cancelled

Unfortunetly de to strong winds and rains this event and the EMR community snorkel has been cancelled.

Please keep an eye on our events page for future clean-ups and Citizen Scientist training over the coming months across Taranaki!

Event details

Sat
01
Apr 2023

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
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

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
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) to bring you a free, Saturday event for all.

This is the last EMR community snorkel day of the season, so bring your togs – nothing else required! Sessions will run from 1.00pm – 3.00pm, register for snorkeling on the link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/ngamotu-beach-emr-community-snorkel-day/new-plymouth?fbclid=IwAR1emMmbukSOgxJebMDKHWswIjReKIZ9-6QByHPEPJutS_zfcStSZSIpwKI 

Between snorkeling and marveling at the underwater world, join us onshore from 2:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Ngā Motu Beach – northern beach end.

Thank you to Toi Foundation for funding this mahi! Follow Toi Foundation on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn!

Please register for the survey and audit via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Jemma (Sustainable Coastlines) at [email protected]

Nicole Boniface (Experiencing Marine Reserves) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.