Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative have been acknowledged on local, state and national platforms.

Each award acknowledges the vast numbers of Tangaroa Blue volunteers and Australian Marine Debris Initiative partners who assist in removing tonnes of marine debris from our environment every year, documenting the hundreds of thousands of items removed for the Australian Marine Debris Database, and work tirelessly in their communities to prevent marine debris and litter by stopping it at the source. 

Banksia Sustainability Award Finalist!

finalist big communities 17 WebTangaroa Blue Foundation is proud to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist in the 2017 Banksia Sustainability Awards under the Sustainable & Resilient Communities category!

The Banksia Sustainability Awards, are regarded as the most prestigious and longest running sustainability awards in Australia and the winnters will be announced on November 1st in Sydney. 

Congratulations to all the finalists! We look forward to meeting everyone at the award ceremony!

Tangaroa Blue National Landcare Winner!

2014 Landcare AwardsEleven outstanding winners were announced in the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne on September 18th, and Tangaroa Blue Foundation was honoured by winning the Coastcare Category for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative!

The Awards ceremony took place during a gala dinner and also featured the presentation of the prestigious National Landcare People's Choice Award – voted for by the public from amongst the impressive 69 finalists in the National Landcare Awards, and the Bob Hawke Landcare Award.

Almost 800 people packed Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building for the biennial celebration, which was hosted by Landcare ambassador, Catriona Rowntree, and included speeches from former Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and the Hon. Ryan Smith, Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change.


ID Manual Wins Silver!

cardzilla silver medalTangaroa Blue Foundation teamed up with Cardzilla to print the Marine Debris Identification Manual during 2013. The hard copy of the manual was printed on waterproof paper and included a slate and pencil, making it perfect to have on hand on the beach to collect marine debris data.

The manual was such a success with volunteers that it was entered in the Queensland Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards - 2013 under the Specialty Printing category and won a silver medal! Congratulations to Cardzilla and a big thank you to Scuba Dave for laying out the document.


Tangaroa Blue Takes Home WA Landcare Award!

2013WA Landcare awardsOver 70 people attended a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, October 16th, which saw eight winners chosen to represent Western Australia at the 2014 National Landcare Awards.

Hosted by His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia and Patron of Landcare Western Australia, the biennial event celebrated the achievements of Landcare by honouring groups and individuals from across the state.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation took out the Coastcare Award for its work on removing and reducing marine debris in Western Australia.


Tangaroa Blue 2013 WA Coastal Award Winner!

2013 WA Coastal AwardsThe 2013 WA State Coastal Conference was an informative and motivational event. Did you know that in Albany there are rock formations that fit to within 1mm of those in the Antarctic; demonstrating that we were connected many years ago?

The coastal conference was spread over two days in Esperance with the WA Coastal Awards of Excellence ceremony held one evening. The magnificent coastline of the Esperance region was an inspiring setting for the event. The Tangaroa Blue Foundation had a 20 minute allocation to present our report on plastic resin pellets in the Perth metropolitan area and the evidence of their domestic release to the Swan River catchment. The presentation was well received and the audience were shocked to discover the severity of the issue. This opportunity exposed the issue to the wider community and we hope that it will encourage collaboration with other coastal organisations and institutions that were listening, so that we can tackle this problem in a sustainable way.


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