Litter Intelligence Citizen Science Survey & Audit – South New Brighton | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Sat
17
Dec 2022

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

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? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us on Saturday 17th of December from 8am to 10.30am for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at South New Brighton Park by the Pleasant Point Yacht Club.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to meet and greet other Litter Intelligence Citizen Scientists while we do the mahi towards a cleaner coastline. The event is free however we do ask you to please register so we can make sure we have enough kai and refreshments.

Please register via the registration link below

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

Schedule:

  • 8:00am – Meet at outside Pleasant Point Yacht Club: Introduction & Health Safety briefing
  • 8:15am – Beach Litter Survey
  • 9:15am – Beach Litter Audit
  • 10.15am  – Snacks and refreshments
  • 10:30am– Event Ends

Any questions – contact Emma on emma@sustainablecoastlines.org

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.

Covid safety at our events

At all events, the safety and well-being of our people, their whānau and the wider community is our top priority. We run our events in line with the current government regulations.

Event details

Mon
30
May 2022

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
  • Your phone!

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? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us on Monday 30th of May at St Stephen’s Church at 11am for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

11.00 am – 12:30 pm Welcome and Litter Intelligence methodology
12.30 – 12.50 pm Lunch break (20 min)
12:50 – 1:20 pm Technology Overview and Health & Safety Briefing
1:20 –1:30 pm Walk to Onerahi Boat Ramp
1:30 – 2:30 pm Litter Survey
2:30 – 2.40 pm Walk back to Church
2:40 – 3.40 pm Litter Audit
3.40 pm Final remarks and pack up

*Please be prompt as we start at 11 o’clock on the dot!

Please register your attendance on the REGISTRATION FORM below. We will provide a light lunch to the participants registered. If you registered and can’t make it anymore kindly let us know if you are not coming.

 

Any questions, email carla@sustainablecoastlines.org

 

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.

Covid safety at our events

At all events, the safety and well-being of our people, their whānau and the wider community is our top priority. We run our events in line with the current government regulations.

Event details

Mon
23
May 2022

Remember to bring:

  • Lunch
  • 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? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us Monday 23rd May at Donovan’s Store, Ōkārito @ 9:30am for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

09:30 am Meet at Donovan’s Store, Ōkārito

10:00 – 11:00 am Welcome and Health & Safety Briefing

11:00 – 12:00 pm Litter Intelligence Methodology & Technology Overview

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break (please bring your own)

1:00 – 2:00 pm Litter Survey

2.00 – 3:30 pm Litter Audit

Any questions, email emma@sustainablecoastlines.org

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.

Covid safety at our events

  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. The event may be cancelled at late notice due to the unfolding situation.
  6. Our full Covid-19 Protocol is available at this link.

Event details

Wed
02
Mar 2022

Remember to bring:

  • A laptop or tablet
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats 
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go

We will provide: 

  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser

Join us for a Professional Development workshop on March 2nd, at the Flagship Education Centre, Auckland Central. Made possible by Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.

Our  Litter Intelligence Education Programme (LIEP) is an intensive programme which focuses on building learners’ connection to nature by first engaging them in our citizen science project (involving beach litter surveys and audits), and then, through a learning journey, implores them to create an action to combat a litter issue in their community – and beyond!

Over the course of the day, you will participate in this experiential learning approach through the eyes of the learners’, connecting with like-minded educators to complete mini environmental challenges.

Please contact Becky at becky@sustainablecoastlines.org with any queries.

Covid safety at our events

  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. Please bring your own face mask.
  5. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  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

Sat
07
Aug 2021

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? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us on 7th August in Māhia, Gisborne (exact location TBC) from 10am – 2:30pm for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

10:00 – 11:00am Welcome, Introduction to Programme Methodology and Health & Safety Briefing
11:00 – 12:00pm Litter Survey
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00pm Technology
1:00 – 2:30pm Litter Audit

Any questions, email shawnelise@sustainablecoastlines.org

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 database 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.

Covid safety at our events

  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. Please bring your own face mask.
  5. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  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

Tue
20
Jul 2021

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
  • Phone or tablet ( portable electronic device)

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
  • Lunch

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us on Tuesday 20th of July from 9am to 1.30pm for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

9.00am – 9.45am: Welcome, Cit Sci and Health and Safety
9.45- 10am: Risk assessment and survey at Beach South New Brighton beach (Low tide 9:28 am)
11:15am – 12pm: Programme overview
12:00pm -12:30pm: Methodology and tech session
12:30- 1:30pm: Litter audit, discussion and final questions.
1.30 – Event finishes

Any questions, email carla@sustainablecoastlines.org

Please register your attendance on the form below, indicating your dietary requirements.  This helps us with event planning, and allows us to get in touch again if there are any important event announcements or major changes.

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.

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FULL COVID PROTOCOL
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Event details

Wed
16
Feb 2022

 

Covid safety at our events

  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. The event may be cancelled at late notice due to the unfolding situation.
  6. Our full Covid-19 Protocol is available at this link.

Event details

Thu
17
Jun 2021

Remember to bring:

  • A laptop or tablet
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats 
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go

We will provide: 

  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser

Join us for a Professional Development workshop on June 17th at the Flagship Education Centre, Auckland Central. Made possible by Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.

Our  Litter Intelligence Education Programme (LIEP) is an intensive programme which focuses on building learners’ connection to nature by first engaging them in our citizen science project (involving beach litter surveys and audits), and then, through a learning journey, implores them to create an action to combat a litter issue in their community – and beyond!

Over the course of the day, you will participate in this experiential learning approach through the eyes of the learners’, connecting with like-minded educators to complete mini environmental challenges.

Please contact Becky at becky@sustainablecoastlines.org with any queries.

Covid safety at our events

  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. Please bring your own face mask.
  5. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  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

Tue
15
Jun 2021

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? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us on 15th June, Bucklands and Eastern Beaches Memorial Hall – Main hall from 3.00pm for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop, kindly funded by the Howick Local Board, will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

3:00 – 3.20 pm Welcome and Health & Safety Briefing
3.30 – 4.30 pm Litter Survey on the Beach
4:45 – 5:45 pm Litter Intelligence Methodology & Technology Overview
6:00 – 7:00 pm Litter Audit

Any questions, email shawnelise@sustainablecoastlines.org 

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 database 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.

CANCELLED EVENT

 

 

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We will provide: 

  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
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Thank you for your engagement in our Litter Intelligence Education Programme so far!

Please join us for a Professional Development workshop on June 2nd, 2021 in East Auckland, funded by the Howick Local Board, to take you through an in-depth look into our Litter Intelligence Education Programme. Over the course of the day, you will participate in this experiential learning approach through the eyes of the learners’, connecting with like-minded educators to complete mini environmental challenges.

Our inclusive programme is designed to be tailored to suit a variety of educational contexts and age groups, and can be applied to new and existing local initiatives. So even if you are not an in-school educator we would still love to see you there!

This is an action-packed six-hour workshop designed to develop a practical understanding of our programme and the supporting resources involved. We have limited relief-teacher funding and spaces available, so get in quick by registering at the link above.

Please contact Becky at becky@sustainablecoastlines.org with any queries.

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