The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Clean Coasts
Clean Coasts


Clean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life.

What do we do?
Promote and facilitate coastal clean-up initiatives and marine litter surveys which result in a tangible and immediate improvement in Ireland’s coastal environment.
Clean Coasts organises hundreds of beach clean-ups annually mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing considerable quantities of marine litter from Ireland’s beaches and waterways.

Clean Coasts has developed a suite of community engagement initiatives that has led to the expansion of the Clean Coasts programme, including; Clean Waves, Clean Coasts Week, the Big Beach Clean weekend, Love Your Coast Photography Competition, Clean Coasts Ocean Hero Awards, Clean Coasts Road Show, #2MinuteStreetClean, the Clean Coasts Corporate Volunteering Programme and the Clean Coasts Ambassador Programme. Clean Coasts has also joined international campaigns such as Beat the Microbead and #2MinuteBeachClean.


Please note:
New volunteering opportunities should be entered through the student volunteer website. You can still view your previously entered opportunities here.