Let's celebrate Earth Month, together! When we think about the Earth, we envision powerful rivers and rugged mountains, blue oceans and vast deserts. Our national parks represent all of this.
That's why we're launching our Plastic-Free Parks ([link removed]) project on April 22 this year, celebrating Earth Day AND the start of National Parks Week!
We have some exciting changes this year, including a new mobile app, more in-person activations, and fresh gear ([link removed]) . We hope you'll join the national effort to keep our parks plastic-free!
Join the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz ([link removed])
Nonprofit organizations and brands can become a Plastic-Free Parks parter by filling out this form ([link removed]) .
Collect Data in the Desert 🌵
Join Team 5 Gyres for two in-person events to test out the new TrashBlitz app and kick off this year’s Plastic-Free Parks campaign! Register for Joshua Tree Facelift ([link removed]) on April 15 and/or Mojave Facelift ([link removed]) on April 22. Hope to see you there!
Introducing the Gyrenauts
Many years ago, a group of activists sailed through all five great oceanic gyres to understand what, where, and how plastic pollution was affecting our oceans. These adventurers became known as the Gyrenauts.
We're launching a Web3 project with real-world impact! Follow Gyrenauts on Twitter ([link removed]) or join the Discord community ([link removed]) to learn more.
Change Starts with Community
We're excited to work with two incredible organizations, Culture of Cleanliness ([link removed]) and Winyah Rivers Alliance ([link removed]) , to implement a TrashBlitz in their region as part of our new Community Fund! Applications will reopen for additional groups in 2024.
* If you like gardening and good food, stop by Mercado La Paloma ([link removed]) on April 16. We'll be there to speak about plastics and hand out some reusable goodies from our friends at Klean Kanteen!
* Read Natracare's Earth Day blog ([link removed]) to learn how you can be part of the solution to plastic pollution.
* Check out ChicoBag's new recycled fabric ([link removed]) that uses less water, less CO2 emissions, and less energy.
* Looking to make changes this Earth Month? Check out our Sustainable Shopping Guide ([link removed]) for plastic-free swaps.
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