STAND UP TO TRASH
BEACH CLEAN UPS
We're recruiting an army of ocean defenders!
Meet us at the beach for an organized beach
clean up! Help us rid the ocean and our
beautiful beaches from trash pollution. Your
hands-on effort makes all the difference! Just
bring your positive spirit and smile. Trash bags
and gloves will be provided.
Protect and conserve our ocean by raising
awareness of the negative effects caused by
plastic pollution through environmental education
for future generations to enjoy.
Reports sat that around 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed each year due to plastic ingestion. Unfortunately, several marine species are on the verge of extinction because of the such type of ocean pollution.
Our ocean is filled with wonder and is a source of inspiration and life. But right now, our ocean needs you to help protect it from the effects of plastic pollution.
As Founder and Program Director, I'm passionately committed to the ocean, and I enjoy bringing the community together. With over 20 years of nonprofit experience, I'm excited to make a difference in the world for the next generation.
Take the Pledge.
1. A Floating Classroom with guest speakers.
2. Acquire a trawler to fish for trash in the biggest gyre known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Plastic is forever. Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans. Up to 80% of marine debris is plastic and comes from runoff, creating a steady stream of plastic into the ocean. In the marine environment, plastics do not biodegrade, they photo-degrade, breaking up from recognizable items of all sizes and shapes into tiny particles.
There are five gyres in the ocean. One in the Indian Ocean, two in the Atlantic Ocean, and two in the Pacific Ocean. Garbage patches of varying sizes are located in each gyre. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a floating mass of plastic twice the size of Texas. It is located in the North Pacific Gyre (between Hawaii and California), and is the most famous.
Production of the most common plastic, polyethylene, is on track to jump more than 40 percent by 2028 in the U.S. Fossil fuel companies such as Exxon, Mobil and Dow have invested more than $180 billion into building 17 new plastic production facilities.