Griffith helping to clean up the local environment
BeachCare is a coastal community engagement initiative facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. The program aims to provide an opportunity for community members to participate in caring for their local coastal environments through the planting of native dune species, weed removal and litter collection and auditing.
Held March 6, the Clean Up Australia events aimed to inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
“Every year Australia-wide, hundreds of thousands of Australians get stuck in and clean up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish,” says Beachcare co-ordinator Tegan Croft.
“The importance of the role of our dunes in the overall management of our beach can’t be overstated,” says Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Director of the Centre for Coastal Management. “A healthy dune means our beaches will recover faster after storm events. I really encourage the community to get involved in looking after our beaches through the BeachCare program.”
Griffith School of Environment
The university has expanded on their initial programs to offer not only environmental and natural sciences but also urban planning and architecture with a focus on sustainable development. Griffith University’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs include
- environmental sciences;
- environmental management;
- marine science; and
- urban and environmental planning.