P.S. Our Beaches – a Pollution Solution for Our Beaches
P.S. Our Beaches was founded by 13-year-old Cantabrian, E Wen Wong, as part of a 2016 Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative. From its humble beginnings as a plastics poetry project, P.S. Our Beaches has emerged as a diverse, nation-wide community, working to rid our beaches, waterways and oceans of single use plastics. At the heart of everything we do is a mission is to restore a positive environmental footprint for our oceans, both now and into the future.
Our work involves:
- Developing a network of young people passionate about reducing plastic waste. Sound like you or keen to find out more? Join us today!
- Initiating local beach clean ups and litter audits and promoting zero waste initiatives. Find us on Facebook and Instagram (@psbeaches) to stay in the know with our beach clean ups.
- Increasing public knowledge through the arts, poetry and plastic free campaigns such as Plastic Free July and our Interview Series.
- Developing technologies to decrease the impact these plastic have on our oceans and marine life. What does that even mean?! Check out this video for more.
- Facilitating and promoting conferences to assist young New Zealanders to develop an awareness of global environmental and plastic pollution issues. Our next conference, EnviroPAST (Plastic And Sustainability Talks), is taking place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April 2019. We’d love to see you there!
Human induced acts are painting a worrying picture for our oceans. The situation is dire and it’s up to us to change that.