WAITANGI DAY, 6th February 2021

EcoSolutions once again gathered a team of dedicated and great fun volunteers to run their waste stations on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for Waitangi Day 2021.

It was a perfectly beautiful day of sunshine and heat with the waters of Te Moananui a Kiwa lapping their song to the tune of a sea breeze.

The Treaty Grounds aim for a Zero Waste Event – it’s a journey in progress, but each year there’s less and less rubbish to landfill.

The majority of ‘rubbish’ collected was compostable (orange bags below), then there was the recycling (white bags) and finally ….. (next photo…)

… landfill ….

Thank you to everyone who contributed to keeping Papatuanuku clean and hence te moana free from rubbish that day!

Ngunguru Gala Day – 27 December 2020

Ngunguru Gala kindly offered us a free stall at their annual gala, so we were able to display the rubbish collections from the SeaBin.

There was a reasonable amount of interest and we even sold 2 books!

Our SeaBin sorting team for 2020 has been awesome! The Interact Club at Huanui College, Glenbervie, is our source of volunteer sorters, and each year it changes. Starting in 2019, Pippa Benton led the 1st team and handed on to Alyssa Jolsen for 2020. We’re looking forward to 2021 and will update you with the team once school starts again!

We are Water – Beyond Water as a Resource

Finally our “We are Water” talk is happening!

In association with Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and the Whangarei Library.

Join us on a water journey that spans the Universe and enfolds the entire evolutionary story of our Living Earth!

Glenn discusses the fundamental role water plays in our lives, indeed in our very existence.

Although the talk is free, bookings are essential so the Library can manage numbers. Please email libraryevents@wdc.govt.nz to secure your place.

“We are Water We are One”

Glenn is on the Regenerative Cultures panel at this online event – check it out!

 We Are Water We Are One

Saturday 25th and Sunday 25th July.
A really interesting organisation whose values and philosophies align with Ocean Spirit’s.
The event was : “Born as a call for unity to bring you messages of the Water and its lessons from indigenous leaders, representatives of the scientific community, musicians, artists, and YOU, our global family!”

Ecological concerns over North Port expansion in Whangarei Harbour

Here is an article from NewsRoom reporter, Farah Hancock, about the proposed move of Ports of Auckland to Whangarei.

Glenn was interviewed along with Orca researcher, Ingrid Visser and Rochelle Constantine from Auckland University. Conservation advocates worry rerouting some of Ports of Auckland ships to Whangārei’s Northport might come at a cost to the harbour’s ecosystem.