On 1st September 2018, a multifaith group of young adults met with members from the Tamaki Estuary Protection Society to learn about the local area and understand the environmental impact of human actions over time. The beautiful sunny day brought the damage to the ecosystem into sharp contrast. The young adults saw first-hand how the mangroves and shorelines were littered with countless plastic balls, bottle caps, and polystyrene pieces, and were driven to help clear rubbish along the Panmure Basin. The day was pervaded by a sense of comradery and gave the young adults a chance to connect with the environment and others beyond the SSIO who share a similar appreciation of the link between nature, divinity and humanity.