Adopt A Challenge

Sign up for the challenge!

We’re calling on you to take action on ocean litter!

The Ocean has a special place in the heart of Australians. 

It’s where we go to spend time with family and friends, to swim, surf and find solace.

The ocean is vast, beautiful, and diverse, holding deep, cold ravines, lush kelp forests and vibrant coral reefs. It offers us food and livelihoods.

We are all deeply connected to our ocean. 

But our water ecosystems are affected by waste, marine debris and nutrient pollution.

Right now one garbage truck of rubbish enters the ocean every minute! We believe we can do something about this, so we’re calling on you to take action on ocean litter. 

By 2050 there’s set to be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) has partnered with World Ocean Day and the Youth Ocean Carnival to help you take action for nature and champion Nature Stewardship within your school.

Young activist Sophia Skarparis (aka Plastic Free Sophia) shows us the significant influence young people can make in conservation, inspiring others to get involved.


Over the next 5 years, we are committing to activating a community of people to

Remove 30 tonnes of rubbish from entering the environment.

📝 👉  Read our Charter for Change.


And we’re inviting young people — yes, that means you! — to join the movement, and Adopt a Challenge!

There are many ways to get involved

and become a citizen scientist!


💙 Take action at home💙

Dive into the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge at home using the CVA app.

Get your whole family involved and reduce your home plastic footprint.


💙 Volunteer your time at a cleanup event 💙

We’ve got clean-up events happening across Australia throughout the year.

Roll up our sleeves for a cleaner, greener future.


💙 Take action within your school 💙

Organise a waste audit within your school, identify the biggest sources of plastic litter and stop it before it becomes a problem.

Never done a waste audit before? Don’t worry! We will guide you step by step.


When you “Adopts A Challenge”, it’s more than just cleaning up!

These actions for nature are linked to CVA’s Sea the Change initiative.

Data from your clean up can change the way that governments allow certain plastics to be produced:

Because every piece of plastic matters,

every action can make a difference!


Register your interest today

"*" indicates required fields

  • Enter your name*
  • Your school name
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

    — Robert Swan