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it's time to
STAND UP TO TRASH

Let's protect our beaches, protect our oceans and leave this world a better place for future generations.

100 Million

Marine animals die from plastic each year

5

Trillion

Pieces of plastic in our oceans

500

Ocean dead zones, where no life can survive

1

Earth for Us to Protect

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

One of our most common questions is "How can I help?"

 

It's as simple as... 

- Taking part in our beach cleanups

- Donating to our efforts

- Becoming an ambassador!

- Picking up trash whenever you see it

- Become a Member!

Whatever your preferred way of joining the movement, we appreciate your efforts to support our oceans.

DONATE to the Cause 

Your contributions help us continue to educate and bring awareness to the danger of plastics and trash in our oceans, beaches and waterways. We appreciate your support of the movement! 

Take part in EVENTS

Interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteering your time to save our oceans? Help us make a difference

and STAND UP TO TRASH! 

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BECOME A MEMBER

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Volunteer of the Quarter!

We are excited to announce that our Founder Vicki Patterson has been recognized by Mayor Joseph Muller and the City Council of Dana Point by honoring her with a Certificate of Recognition as Volunteer of the Quarter. 

 

 

The team here at Stand Up To Trash is continuously motivated by the dedication and love that Vicki Patterson has towards keeping our beaches and ocean clean. This recognition was possible by the outreach and open arms this community has shown us. 

Stand Up To Trash provided the "barnacles" of the whale out of plastic bottles we've recovered from our cleanups

The Dana Point Harbor Partners commissioned artists' Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova to create this sculpture out of recycled plastic.  

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We're so honored to be a part of such a special piece of art. 

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We're so glad you're here to join the movement!