Sustainable Coastlines enables people to look after the places we love, by coordinating and supporting large-scale coastal clean-up and waterway restoration events, education programmes and public awareness campaigns.


Why do you exist?

Our vision is for beautiful beaches, healthy water and inspired people. Our mission is to enable people to look after our waterways and coastlines, which we achieve through targeted training, education and events with schools, businesses and community groups around Aotearoa New Zealand.


What do you do?

Since 2008 we've motivated more than 52,825 volunteers to remove more than 1,173,643 litres of rubbish from Aotearoa’s coastlines and planted more than 45,432 trees to restore our waterways.

We raise large-scale awareness about the importance of litter prevention and freshwater restoration through our educational presentation, which we have delivered to over 155,270 school students and community groups.

We reinforce this education with practical beach clean-ups and waterway restoration activities.

We spread our message to the masses through our active social media networks, public awareness campaigns and The Flagship, our purpose built education centre in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

We offer free Ambassador training for anyone who wants to get involved, so we can spread our activities and messages as far and wide as possible.


How can we help?

Your support enables us to help communities look after their coastlines and waterways.

Researching, planning and delivering our events, education and Ambassador training programmes costs money, which we raise through fundraising and social enterprise activity.

From purchasing gloves to protect our volunteers when they’re picking up rubbish, to purchasing trees for riparian restoration activities, to helping cover transport costs so we can deliver our free presentations to schools around the country, every donation is appreciated.  

With your help, we can:

  • Train more Ambassadors to spread our activities and messages far and wide.
  • Coordinate wider-reaching, more effective projects.
  • Get into more schools (through educational presentations and by creating resources for the New Zealand school curriculum).
  • Secure further regional, national and international media exposure.
  • Create larger, more effective public awareness campaigns.

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Want to support Sustainable Coastlines?

You can support them with your 1% through One Percent Collective.