We are destroying our planet's life systems. It's time to change our habits with single-use plastics.
Our Government might ban single use plastics, someday. But that won't do anything for the billions of tons of plastic already discarded in our delicate ecosystems. Some of that garbage is on the shores of our local rivers, lakes, and oceans. Some of it is on the sides of trails we hike, or even at your local bus stop. You can complain about it, or you can do something about it. For that reason, our simplest action is straight up picking up trash.
Local cleanups will be posted on our events calendar. These will consist of cleaning up waterways, parks, and other natural areas affected by trash and plastics.
Upcoming Cleanup Events:
We have discovered that this activity is contagious. When people see us picking up trash, they join in. When people see clean areas, they are less likely to litter there. In this way, the effort is much farther reaching than just the trash we are picking up. It's a social change, and it makes a real, measurable impact.
Please Contact Us if you know of an area that needs to be cleaned up, or if you want help to organize your own cleanup effort.
We seek to engage the next generation of adults, and help amplify their voices as they communicate to the community and to their government what their expectations are.
By connecting the consumers of plastic with the producers, we will find creative solutions. As a group we have a common goal, and we don't need to wait for our politicians to take actions and make a real, tangible difference.
We are working with high-school students to provide waste audits for local businesses. The students will work with the business owners to implement cost-neutral changes to the business' processes or supply chain. The students will then leverage social influence to expand the impact of the changes, benefiting the students, the business, and the environment.
We attend community events, such as farmer's markets and exhibitions, with a goal to educate and be educated. We engage producers and consumers to share challenges, solutions, and successes.
We have a special interest in young consumers, and provide fun ways for them to learn where plastic comes from, what are (and aren't) justifiable uses, and how to identify different plastic types.
We believe that when armed with the facts, youth will make positive decisions.
Some companies are large enough that the impact of their changes could be monumental.
- What if Starbucks switched to biodegradable containers?
- What if Corporations were motivated to own their post-consumer waste?
Our strategy in this area is to combine real effort with social activism. For example, we may take all the branded garbage from our cleanup efforts and show it to the producer, and work with them to find solutions.
We are working with local manufacturers to leverage group buying power, with a goal to bring the cost of alternative products on par with disposables, while boosting the producer's brand awareness.
If you are a local producer of an eco-friendly product that displaces a single-use item, We'd like to work with you! Contact US!
By teaming up, we can accelerate the transition. Join us!