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The latest entry in our Seaweek 2019 Junior Ocean Champion Challenge is from James Daniel. James' Challenge is Eastern Beach Rubbish Hunt. He's going to take his friend Spencer, his little sister and her friend Jasmine to see how much rubbish they can pick up on Eastern Beach. Good on you James! Let us know what your Ocean Champion Challenge is and you can win some fantastic prizes including a family pass on Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Rainbows End passes and Burnsco gift packs from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club and for seniors $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society. Entries close 21 Dec so get yours in now! http://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion Challenge from E Wen Wong who is a passionate environmental advocate, innovator, and founder of plastic pollution organisation, P.S. Our Beaches. Her Challenge is to deter the population from plastic litter cultures, while working to dispose of existing accumulation of plastic. She will do this by hosting EnviroPAST – Plastic And Sustainability Talks – which is all about moving forward with plastic pollution and inspiring young people to make real, positive environmental change in their own lives and the lives of others. EnviroPAST will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April 2019. Inspiring stuff thank you E Wen Wong for your passion! Enter your Ocean Champion Challenge today via the Seaweek website - entries close 21 December.
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Zoe Luffman

Zoe Luffman

13 year old Zoe Luffman has been looking after the environment since she was seven, inspired to take action after observing the rubbish on her local beach. She been an active member of CKNZ (Conservation Kids NZ) for 7 years, the last couple in more of a leadership role helping out with activities for the younger members.
With CKNZ, Zoe has given numerous talks at schools on Ocean Health, and has volunteered her time running conservation-themed activities at the Picton Maritime Festival.She has also supported Plastic Free Picton and given time to promoting reusable bags on various promotional days.
Zoe has organised two well publicised beach clean ups at Rarangi, attracting over 80 people, and regularly supports many other beach cleans up. She learnt to dive when she was 11, and now gets involved in local seabed clean ups with the local dive club.
She is part of the environment committee at Marlborough Girls College, and was part of a successful campaign to stop the school releasing balloons at graduation.
This year she is organising and hosting a public clean up at Rarangi beach as part of the Massive Marlborough Clean Up, a multi-location, multi-group campaign facilitated by DOC.

Zoe has been recognised by the Marlborough District Council with a Marlborough Youth Civic Award for her efforts in environmental work and is also involved in the new Envirohub in Picton.

Not letting her youth hold her back, Zoe has and continues to demonstrate leadership in ocean health. Through both her actions and advocacy, Zoe influences not only her peers but adults as well in looking after the ocean environment.

Nominated by: Wendy Sullivan, Department of Conservation on 31 January 2018

Note: NZAEE Seaweek is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by the person nominating the Ocean Champion nominee.

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The latest entry in our Seaweek 2019 Junior Ocean Champion Challenge is from James Daniel. James' Challenge is Eastern Beach Rubbish Hunt. He's going to take his friend Spencer, his little sister and her friend Jasmine to see how much rubbish they can pick up on Eastern Beach. Good on you James! Let us know what your Ocean Champion Challenge is and you can win some fantastic prizes including a family pass on Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Rainbows End passes and Burnsco gift packs from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club and for seniors $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society. Entries close 21 Dec so get yours in now! http://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion Challenge from E Wen Wong who is a passionate environmental advocate, innovator, and founder of plastic pollution organisation, P.S. Our Beaches. Her Challenge is to deter the population from plastic litter cultures, while working to dispose of existing accumulation of plastic. She will do this by hosting EnviroPAST – Plastic And Sustainability Talks – which is all about moving forward with plastic pollution and inspiring young people to make real, positive environmental change in their own lives and the lives of others. EnviroPAST will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April 2019. Inspiring stuff thank you E Wen Wong for your passion! Enter your Ocean Champion Challenge today via the Seaweek website - entries close 21 December.
http://seaweek.org.nz/e-wen-wong/
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