Christchurch Envirokids x Public Litter Intelligence Survey & Audit -Sumner Beach | Sustainable Coastlines
Sat
23
Nov 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 23rd of November 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.

Sat
27
Jul 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 July 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.

Sat
27
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 27th of April 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.

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
23
Mar 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!
  • Old mobile phone for recycling!

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.

Sustainable Coastlines and ANZ invite you to come along and celebrate World Water Day by joining us at Petone Beach on Saturday 23rd March. Take action for the moana by removing litter and learning more about Litter Intelligence – the national beach litter database and solutions platform!

All welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. We’ll start from 10am, heading onto the beach for the clean-up, then end with Phoenix Organics drinks and kai.

Please bring along any old mobile phones you have for recycling!

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

Any questions – contact Dan at [email protected]

Event Cancelled

Sadly, we’ve made the decision to cancel this event, due to various happenings in the SC whānau.

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

Event details

Sun
28
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
  • Camera!
  • Old mobile phone for recycling!

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.

Help us welcome in the New Year with a clean up at our favourite spot – Petone Beach!

This will be held at the Ski Club end of the beach where we know the problem is its greatest! We will be sending volunteers to clean up different spots along the beach from the Ski Club to the Wharf. We will also be running a Litter Intelligence survey & audit, so we can capture data on what items are found at this site.

Please bring along any old mobile phones you have for recycling!

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

Timing

  • 09:00am – Event sign-in begins at the Honiana Reserve Car Park
  • 09:10am – General welcome and H&S briefing
  • 09:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing for those keen to help us with some rubbish science!
  • 09:30am – Clean-up instructions and equipment hand-out
  • 09:40am – Clean-up begins
  • 10:40am – Litter audit back at registration area
  • 11:45pm – Clean up finishes
  • 12:00pm – Celebration back at registration area with Phoenix drinks!

Any questions – contact Ben at [email protected]

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.

Event details

Sat
28
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
  • Camera!
  • Old mobile phone for recycling!

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.

EVENT POSTPONED – NEW DATE BELOW

Join us and Hutt City Council for a Spring clean on Saturday 28th October at Petone Beach!

We’ll be hosting this clean up at the Ski Club end of the beach where we know the problem is its greatest! We will be sending volunteers to clean up different spots along the beach from the Ski Club to the Wharf. We will also be running a Litter Intelligence survey & audit, so we can capture data on what items are found at this site.

We will still be celebrating international e-waste day so please bring along any old mobile phones you have for recycling!

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

Timing

  • 09:45am – Event sign-in begins at the Honiana Reserve Car Park
  • 10:00am – General welcome and H&S briefing
  • 10:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing for those keen to help us with some rubbish science!
  • 10:30am – Clean-up instructions and equipment hand-out
  • 10:40am – Clean-up begins
  • 11:40am – Litter audit back at registration area
  • 12:30pm – Clean up finishes
  • 12:30pm – Celebration back at registration area with Phoenix drinks!
  • 1:00pm – Event ends

Any questions – contact Olivia at [email protected]

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 impacts

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Mother of All Clean Ups event 2023.

In total, 60 volunteers removed 13 full sacks/ 650 litres of litter from the coastline – an amazing effort by everyone. From chairs to cigarette butts, a body board to a toy calculator there was quite an array of items out there!

The data from the Litter Intelligence survey can be found here: Litter Intelligence – New Brighton Beach – 13th May

Survey results of note:

– 478 items were categorised, counted and weighed

– Litter density (379 Items per 1,000m2) is higher than the national average.

– Plastic was by far the most prominent material type – 92%

– Excluding unidentifiable items, the most common items found were cigarette butss, polystyrene and rope.

Those numbers contributed to the wider Mother of all Clean Ups event totals – 543 enthusiastic volunteers removed 438 bags of rubbish, weighing more than 2370kg, from our awa and moana in a single morning. A great achievement that comes with the reminder that there are still steps we can take to reduce pollution in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Thank you to the Mother of All Clean Ups organising committee, the 60 community groups and 20 schools who rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean-up the environment!

Event details

Sat
13
May 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed, sturdy shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoat and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Snacks if you think you’ll get hungry!
  • 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

Please read the event instructions and REGISTER below:

On Saturday 13 May 2023, we’re running a public clean-up at New Brighton Beach as part of The Mother of All Clean Ups!

Held on the eve of Mother’s Day, this annual event aims to raise awareness of litter in our awa and moana with approx. 200 km of riverbank and estuary edge, Lyttelton Harbour Basin and beach areas being cleaned up in a single morning.

We are stoked to be running the beach clean station  again this year at New Brighton. We will be sending volunteers to clean up different spots along the beach from Southshore Spit to north of the Pier. We will also be running a Litter Intelligence survey & audit, so we can capture data on what items are found on this coastline.

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

Timing

  • 9:00am – Event sign-in begins at home base – outside New Brighton Library
  • 9:15am – General welcome and Mother of All Clean Ups event intro
  • 9:20am – Litter Intelligence presentation and H&S briefing
  • 9:45am – Clean-up instructions and equipment hand-out
  • 10:00am – Clean-up begins
  • 11:30pm – Clean up finishes
  • 12:00pm – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Any questions – contact Emma on [email protected]