BUTT-FREE BEACHES Survey officer - Gold Coast

Suzette is at her best when she is in the natural environment. She was raised in a family who loves the outdoors, and early in life was made aware of the impact that humans have on this planet.  Her vocation is her family, community and volunteering. Suzette is directly tackling the most littered item in the world, cigarette butts by arranging and attending beach cleans and collecting data. Her goal is to create awareness through education and engaging with other community groups, local councils and government organisations to tackle the habits of disposal and ultimately recycling initittives.

Suzette has been a part of Positive Change for Marine Life since May 2018, when she joined our inaugural River Warrior initiative on the Gold Coast. There she volunteered in our on-water research - collecting, recording and disposing of marine debris in Tallebudgera Creek.

In the past she has worked with infants, primary and high school children, and adults specialising in behavioural and special needs.

Suzette believes that we must coexist respectfully and harmoniously with each other and the environment in order for us to be truly happy.