Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for May, Zoe Luffman!

Congratulations to Zoe Luffman, our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for May.

Zoe lives in Rarangi, a small beach community on Marlborough’s east coast and has been collecting litter from her local beach for the past seven years.

At age ten Zoe developed a keen interest in conservation and started to notice and pick up litter on her local beach. It got her thinking about how she could help to make her beach a better place and so she started organising clean ups.

Zoe notices the increase in litter on the beach after big storms but says unfortunately it also comes from people just leaving rubbish behind when they visit.

“I think education around rubbish is really important to make people aware this is an issue and is causing a major impact on our environment. I do the beach clean ups because I believe Rarangi is a special place that deserves to be kept beautiful and clean for generations to enjoy as much I do.”

Congratulations again Zoe and thanks for all your hard work to clean up, look after and protect our environment.

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The winner of Volunteer of the Month receives $100, a Keep New Zealand Beautiful merchandise pack, Resene paint voucher and more – along with being automatically nominated for the Tidy Kiwi Award or Young Legend Award at our annual Beautiful Awards! Plus, thanks to Stand Desk we have four desks to give away this year to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month winners – we will draw a winner for this every three months.

If you know someone who does great work keeping New Zealand beautiful, you can nominate them here.

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