Since 1974, Project Jonah has been hard at work, encouraging Kiwis to protect whales and dolphins and the oceans they call home. Contact Kimberly Muncaster, CEO
Whale and dolphin rescue and protection programs
Over the years we have given thousands of everyday New Zealanders the basic skills needed to rescue stranded dolphins and whales. New Zealand has the highest stranding rate in the world, but we also have the highest rescue success rate. Through Project Jonah’s 24-hour emergency response service, hundreds of animals have been saved.
Whilst animals are central to what we do, it’s everyday people like you that make the difference. Project Jonah’s strength comes from volunteers; people who get alongside us to help with our rescue, action and protection programs. Whether they’re picking up rubbish on beaches or getting hands-on to rescue stranded whales, they’re out there helping – whatever the weather.
Calling all coffee connoisseurs
The Project Jonah stylish KeepCup is a way for everyday Kiwis to do their bit for whales and the environment while enjoying their daily coffee fix. The KeepCup is reusable, replaces standard takeaway cups, and because it’s Barista standard, is accepted in all good cafés.
It keeps hot beverages steaming 20-30 minutes longer than its disposable counterparts and because it’s made from number 5 plastic, it can be recycled at the end of its life; something disposable cups can’t be.
Our love of great takeaway coffee is costing our planet dearly, but it doesn’t need to. Every disposable paper cup that is manufactured and coated with plastic resin ends up in a landfill – in New Zealand that's about 100 million cups a year. Cups that don't end up in landfills sadly get blown or washed out to sea. Tragically, hundreds of whales die each year from swallowing the rubbish that we throw away.
If all coffee lovers owned their own reusable takeaway cup, with very little effort we could make a big difference.
The Project Jonah KeepCup is available in three hot colours and costs $15 for a small and $18 for a medium size. They are currently available from the Project Jonah online shop, The Food Room in Ponsonby, Sliced in Grey Lynn, MacGregor Brothers Kitchen on Wellesley Street and Holy Beans Café on Commerce Street in the CBD.