Make waves at a beach clean-up

28 Feb, 2019
Rubbish on beach
Image from Sustainable Coastlines

Student-led sustainability group the Future Proofers are encouraging AUT staff and students to come together and play their part in cleaning up our beaches.

In support of Seaweek 2019, Hirepool, Fishing & Adventure and Sustainable Coastlines are getting together for a beach clean-up of Taumanu Reserve on Saturday 9 March, and the Future Proofers are organising a group of AUT staff and students to attend.

The Future Proofers work on events and projects around sustainability and aim to get behind initiatives that make AUT and the world more sustainable.

Bachelor of Science student and Future Proofer Sahmay Ellis says getting involved with events like beach clean ups is important as environmental issues affect everyone. “If you want the generations after us to enjoy what we’ve enjoyed, there’s many small changes we need to make in our day to day life. If everyone can do that, it can have a huge impact,” she said.

Event details

The Future Proofers have organised to transport AUT staff and students to the event.

When: Saturday 9 March 9, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: Taumanu Reserve, Seacliffe Road, Onehunga

The Future Proofers have arranged for the AUT group to use AUT’s electric bus to get to and from the event. The bus will be leaving AUT City Campus at 8:30am and returning at 1:30pm. If you would like a ride, meet at 8.15am at the AUT City Campus bus stop. Sign up to join the AUT group at the clean-up.

All cleaning equipment will be provided at the event, but please bring:

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots (gumboots are not allowed)
  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Sun hat, sun glasses and other SunSmart gear
  • A water bottle
  • Snacks

After the event there will be a sausage sizzle and drinks.

For any queries or concerns, email Sahmay Ellis at

Check out the Future Proofers Facebook event

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