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Community groups on the Northern Beaches have been active in sustainability and waste reduction for many years. 

They have great strengths and are well placed to inspire and drive changes.

The Collaboration Collective was formed to combine strengths and co-create an impactful and unified approach to reducing single-use plastics. Our mission is to work collaboratively to actively engage with Northern Beaches businesses, schools and communities to swap out single-use plastic. Through regular meetings, facilitated by the Swap for Good team, opportunities to work together are emerging. The members are valuable volunteers and ambassadors within the far-reaching Northern Beaches area.

Are you a community group on the Northern Beaches working to reduce single use plastic?  If you would like to be involved in The Collaboration Collective please contact SwapforGood@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Community groups

Have a look through all these fabulous community groups and learn more about what they are doing for the planet. Contact them directly to get involved.

 

AUSMAP

AUSMAP is a national citizen science program tackling plastic pollution by surveying shorelines to obtain reliable data on the presence of micro plastics in Australian aquatic environments.  They engage students and communities in the collection of the data.

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Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags convert used materials into reusable bags. Council provides used banners to be made up into veggie, shopping and beach bags.

  • Avalon group meet on Tuesdays at Avalon Recreational Centre. Contact boomerangbagsavalon@hotmail.com
  • Manly group meet on Wednesdays 9.30 to 11.30am at Manly Library.
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Convenient for who?

Convenient for who? raises awareness about zero waste living, single-use plastics, climate change, the natural world and wildlife. In March 2018, a petition was delivered to Northern Beaches Council in support of the Straws Motion to encourage businesses to transition away from plastic straws. Reach out to find about more about the movement.

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Curl Curl Lagoon Friends

Aiming to see the health of the waterway and its natural surrounds rehabilitated, its environmental and aesthetic values protected into the future and for the community to be informed and educated about the state of this natural asset. Curl Curl Lagoon Friends often organise a big Clean Up Australia Day event. 

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Living Ocean

Living Ocean is a citizen science, not for profit organisation that promotes the awareness of human impact on the ocean through research, education, creative activity in the community and support of others who sustain ocean health and integrity. Founded in 2010 at Whale Beach, the group created the 'No Plastic Please' campaign to engage with schools and the wider community. 

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Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew

Meets the last Sunday of every month at 10 am to clean up a local beach or lagoon. Do a good deed for the planet and make new friends at the same time.

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Northern Beaches War on Waste

A group of motivated individuals who want to protect the environment and educate families on ways to limit the plastic and toxins in the world. The groups has a positive, helpful attitude based on the desire to keep learning and improving their impact on the environment.

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Operation Straw

Operation Straw is a clean up initiative designed to tackle the plastic found in Manly Cove and beyond. In summer volunteers from across the Northern Beaches meet every Saturday morning for a STRAWkle (that’s a snorkel for straws). 

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Our Blue Dot

Our Blue Dot is about supporting individuals, groups and communities to implement practical steps to reduce their footprint on this planet.

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Plastic Free Manly

Plastic Free Manly is a community-driven movement, led by a team of locals who are committed to protecting this paradise we call home. Their mission is to support Manly residents, businesses and visitors to kick the plastic habit and in the process, inspire other communities around the world to do the same.

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