Conservation Volunteers is calling on all corporates to help clean up our environment by taking part in Auckland’s second annual Corporate Clean Up Day Challenge on Friday 22nd November 2019.
The world is currently producing nearly 300 million tonnes of plastic each year – a significant amount of which will end up in the oceans, where it impacts nearly 700 species, as well as humans. To date, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand has cleared 64,000kg of rubbish and we’d like to ramp up our efforts in the coming year. Help clean up our local parks, reserves and beaches with some friendly competition by joining our Corporate Clean Up Day Challenge!
Get your colleagues together and join us in cleaning up the Panmure Basin or get in touch to see which sites are taking part across Australia with Conservation Volunteers Australia. Why not challenge your rival departments or compete against each other? In teams of up to 10 you will have 2 hours to collect as much litter as you can find with extra points gained for any quirky items found – you could walk away with bragging rights and the Champion Trophy to show off at your workplace.
To celebrate the efforts achieved by all volunteers we will finish with a BBQ lunch!
When: Friday 22nd November, 2018
Time: 9.30am – 2pm
Where: Panmure Basin, Panmure, Auckland
Cost: NZ $1,200 per team of up to 10 volunteers
Register: Please register by emailing [email protected]
From last year’s challenge we removed over 3 tonnes of general rubbish and recycling from our coastlines, parks, rivers and reserves. In addition to this we found some larger or somewhat unusual items including shopping trolleys, car parts, unopened Italian beer, an x-ray, bank details with a pin, keys, lounge chairs, wheel barrows and a swing set.
Here is what past participants had to say:
“It’s a great team building day and a real eye opener as to just how much rubbish ends up running into our waterways.” Daniel, Origin Energy team volunteer.
“Thanks once again for arranging a great volunteering day for our Rio Tinto teams. We really appreciate your efficient organisation and smooth running of the event, which was really enjoyed by all our employees.” Lareesa Lynch, Manager Community Investment, Rio Tinto.
Limited places – sign up your team today!
Please contact Siobhan on 0800 56 76 86 or [email protected] to book or to find out more.