Saturday 8th of July was a day for kids in Byron. The first school holiday workshop of Plastic Free July turned out to be a great success! Thanks to all who came down to enjoy the day.
Over the past few months, our team in India have been working hard on a number of projects designed to address pollution at its source. Our aim is to reduce eutrophication of waterways and coastal ecosystems, eliminate the burning of waste, and take the pressure off marine ecosystems through the creation of a locally-led decentralised waste management service.
Commencing in March of this year, our Redlands River Warriors team have been kicking goals by removing vast amounts of rubbish from the popular Tingalpa Creek in the Redland City region near Brisbane. Made up of a variety of passionate local volunteers, they’ve battled plagues of mosquitos, fought against strong tidal currents and waded through waste-deep mud to retrieve day-to-day rubbish items that should have simply been disposed of correctly, or better yet, not been purchased in the first place!
Phase II of our Gold Coast River Warriors initiative on Tallebudgera Creek is in full-swing! Find out more about our education, outreach, citizen science and public-facing engagement programs which are turning the tide on marine pollution across the waterway.
5 Ambassadors from 3 countries helped us implement a number of projects to address waste, reduce pollution and empower the community towards a brighter future as part of our Marine Conservation Masterplan. Read on to find out more!
7 months, 24 surveys, 19 volunteers, 429 volunteer hours and 40.2km travelled by kayak saw our team collect 22,925 items from the Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast, weighing in at 1,539kg! Our report and findings were released at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre in February and we are excited to be launching Phase II to address marine debris in Tallebudgera Creek at it’s source, whilst working with a variety of stakeholders towards long-term behavioural change.