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Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

Acting to defend the environment of the Sutherland Shire and associated bio-regions, by supporting members and local community organisations in their efforts to protect and improve their local areas.

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War on Waste Sutherland Shire

Our aim is to gather and share ideas, educate and support each other in our local Sutherland Shire community; in our joint efforts to beat the #waronwaste.

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Sea Shepherd​

Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.


Trashless Takeaway

Find where you can BYO container in Australia

and take a step to reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfill and waterways.


Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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Plastic Free Sutherland Shire

A collaborative movement to encourage Sutherland Shire businesses and residents (and visitors) to go single-use plastic free and to keep our local coast, waterways and public spaces litter free. There are many groups and organisations running separate initiatives and this is where we promote and organise our joint events and programs . #swapforthesea


Sutherland Shire Boomerang Bags

A group of volunteers from the Sutherland Shire and surrounds that get together once a month to make reusable bags using recycled/upcycled material as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

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Fair Food Forager​

The Fair Food Forager app let's you search businesses based on sustainability, food waste, reduced plastic and ethically produced goods.

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Australian Microplastic Assessment Project

AUSMAP is the bridge between a massive problem and the solutions.

It is designed to document and analyse microplastic pollution in Australian aquatic environments.


Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs collects bread tags nationally in Australia. These are recycled in Australia to raise funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people in South Africa.


Ocean Tidings

Marine science, conservation, education, cleanups, audits, public outreach, excursions and school talks.

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Surfrider Foundation Australia

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education .

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Tangaroa Blue 

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris: one of the major environmental issues worldwide.

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Straw No More

Straw No More are on a mission to encourage schools to stop using single use plastic straws in their school tuckshops and canteens.​ 



Canopy works with the forest industry’s biggest customers and their suppliers to develop business solutions that protect these last frontier forests.

If we don't stop the source of plastic pollution by refusing, reducing, reusing and recycling plastic products and embracing truly compostable and biodegradable alternatives, then all we would do is clean up and we won't be able to keep up!

We must actively stop plastic litter from reaching our oceans by cleaning up our local coastal areas (beaches, dunes, headlands), our bush, sporting grounds, parks and waterways (rivers, bays and creeks).

SO SHIRE co-ordinates large community clean up events above and below H2O (land based and water based) throughout the year, including Clean Up Australia Day in March and Plastic Free July.

Local Cleanup Groups

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Sutherland Shire Tangaroa Blue Volunteers

Location: Greenhills and Boat Harbour

When: Last Sunday of the month 4pm 

Details: Consistent data collection site fro AMDI. Meet at dog off leash access.

Please register via image link.


Sutherland Shire Clean - Up Crew

Location: Bays, beaches, parks

When: Check facebook or instagram for dates 

Details: Details via image link.


Naked Ocean

Location: Salmon Haul

When: Check facebook or instagram for dates 

Details: Sand, scuba and snorkel, details via image link.


Friends of the Royal National Park

Location: Royal National Park

When: Check facebook for dates 



Responsible Runners Cronulla

Location: North Cronulla Beach

When: Check facebook or instagram for dates 

Details: Details via image link.

If you'd like to become a SO Shire affiliate or just want to say hello, fill out the contact form and we'll get back to you shortly.

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Our affiliates are important and we love working with organisations that are making a positive impact on the community and the environment, whether it is a beach clean, festival, movie screening, campaign or event.

If you would like to collaborate with SO Shire, please contact us. 

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