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ABOUT
STAND UP TO TRASH

OUR MISSION.

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.

DONATE TODAY

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.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Meet The 

Board.

Vicki Patterson

As Founder and Program Director, I'm passionately committed to the ocean. I enjoy bringing the community together and with over 20 years of nonprofit experience, I'm excited to make a difference in the world for the next generation. 

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Heather Marie Estus 

SECRETARY

As a nonprofit consultant, I love helping and mentoring nonprofits and their executives on their fundraising and strategic planning initiatives. Fundraising executive, self-worth life coach, and mom of 5.

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Gretchen Enright

ADVISORY BOARD

Gretchen Enright is an avid Sailor with over 4000 hours of coastal and open ocean sailing, a San Onofre Surf Club Surfer, a rower with Newport Seabase Masters rowing program, Paddle Boarder, Ukulele player, and dedicated member of Gloria Dei Lutheran church. She has lived in the water most of her life when not running her career as a HealthCare Consultant and is committed to learning and applying environmentally sound practices that keep our waters safe and pure. She dedicates her time outside of activities and work to service to others. She holds the Director of Philanthropy with Women’s Sailing Association, Orange County Chapter holding monthly and annual events for women of all ages and has routinely joined her church in Tijuana, Mexico at Los Angelitos Orphanage, along with assisting Stand up to Trash in their mission and vision.

With one we can go fast – with many we can go far.

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Kandi Patterson

FOUNDING MEMBER
ADVISORY BOARD

Growing up , Kandi realized early on the impact people had after leaving the beach. 

Upon graduating college she decided to utilize her communications degree for the benefits of nonprofits. Upon realizing her mother was founding one so close to her heart she decided to serve as a founding member to benefit the community.

ADVISORY BOARD

Dee spends her free time picking up trash and giving wherever and whenever she can.

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Garrett Rodrigues

ADVISORY BOARD

Active Duty Navy, surfer.

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Take the Pledge.

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What's

Next.

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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.

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ACT NOW!

Help protect our beloved oceans and the beautiful animals that dwell in it.

FACTS:

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.