Ten Little Pieces came about one beautiful Summer’s day when I had my children hot, tired and cranky, whinging for the long promised ice cream on Noosa Main Beach.
While I packed up the beach kit, I said to my kids that an ice cream would cost them ten little pieces of rubbish.
To my astonishment, within 20m they returned to me with hands full of cans, bottles, straws, food wrappers
and cigarette butts.
We washed our hands, and as we got the ice creams, my 6 year old asked if he could have his in a cone because he didn't want the little plastic spoon that came with the cup.
So in an effort to think globally by acting locally,
Ten Little Pieces was born.
The simple act of collecting litter opens conversations around conscious consumerism, environmental stewardship and a rethinking of our concept of waste.
We care, and we believe in the power of education to uplift and empower our youth to make change.
The founding philosophy of our Early Years to Leaver Level education programs is bringing awareness into action.
We’re a 5 Gyres Ambassador,
a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition,
& belong to the UNEP –
Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
We're honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Sunshine Coast Council Australia Day Award for
Environment & Sustainability.
We acknowledge the traditional owners & custodians of the land and sea upon which we live, work & meet,
the Gubbi Gubbi & Jinibara People.
We pay our deep respect to elders past, present & emerging.
Be empowered. Feel inspired. Pick it up.