5 Gyres empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

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5 Gyres · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM

Together we go far: A letter from Anna Cummins on community, dream jobs, and connecting passion with action

Together we go far: A letter from Anna Cummins on community, dream jobs, and connecting passion with action Monday was my daughter’s 8th birthday. We celebrated in a quiet, Covid-friendly way - making spider-decorated vegan …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM

NEW Science Research: Plastic Found in Polar Regions

NEW Science Research: Plastic Found in Polar Regions NEW 5 Gyres Publication Mitigation strategies to reverse the rising trend of plastics in Polar regions   Panel discussion to air Monday July 27th More details to follow …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 6:32 PM

Heading into summer with sustainability in mind

Heading into summer with sustainability in mind We'll miss you Melissa! It is with bittersweet feelings to share with you that our incredible Program Director, Melissa Aguayo is resigning from her position at 5 G…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 6:40 PM

In honor of Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth I am America I feel afraid. I feel nervous. I feel anxious. I feel depressed. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to think. I wonder what they are thinking about me. I feel like they won’t acce…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 8, 2020 at 7:33 PM

Our Beaches Have Been White Washed

Our Beaches Have Been White Washed Join us for a screening and discussion today If we want to build a new tomorrow, we must dismantle an oppressive NOW. The mentality that leads to countless deaths of Black Americans is the…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 6:31 PM

We've learned a lot. Now, we're passing on the lessons to you!

We've learned a lot. Now, we're passing on the lessons to you! The 5 Gyres Trash Academy is LIVE!    Our virtual classroom is a big hit with our community!  Here's where you can find us:  Calendar …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
April 15, 2020 at 6:20 PM

The Earth is still awesome!

The Earth is still awesome! Welcome to The 5 Gyres Trash Academy!   It's Earth Month and we're excited to launch the first ever online education portal from 5 Gyres!  Join us for lessons, Instagram quizzes, movie screenings,…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Event postponements + keeping our community safe

Event postponements + keeping our community safe Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we all continue to work together to keep ourselves safe and healthy in relation to COVID-19, The 5 Gyres Institute is taking every precaution …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
March 11, 2020 at 10:56 PM

Is a sustainable lifestyle still possible with the coronavirus outbreak?

Is a sustainable lifestyle still possible with the coronavirus outbreak? Monitoring: Coronavirus outbreak! As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, countries like Italy are in full shut down mode and coffee shops like Starb…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
February 12, 2020 at 8:12 PM

BREAKING: Groundbreaking legislation launched with Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

BREAKING: Groundbreaking legislation launched with Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act! BREAKING: Groundbreaking Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act launches! Senator Udall (D-NM) and Representative Lowenthal (D-CA) i…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 8:05 PM

Entering 2020 with 20/20 vision.

Entering 2020 with 20/20 vision. The film is now live! You read the report, now you can watch the short documentary about the San Francisco Bay Microplastics Project where we discovered over 7 trillion pieces of plastic…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 11, 2019 at 6:52 PM

DOUBLE your impact with matching funds!

DOUBLE your impact with matching funds! EXCITING NEWS: DOUBLE your donation through 12/31!   Thanks to our amazing partners, Stasher and Patagonia, your gift will be matched up to $20,000. That means every dollar is worth $…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 11:41 PM

Does plastic trash get on your nerves?

Does plastic trash get on your nerves? Our work is just getting started. Our TrashBlitz app was used globally for the first time as massive movement, Break Free From Plastic coordinated 1,600 NGOs and organizations in discovering the mo…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
October 1, 2019 at 8:06 PM

SF Bay Microplastics Symposium is TOMORROW!

SF Bay Microplastics Symposium is TOMORROW! Join us virtually! Did you know that science sometimes take a long time to see results from? Like three years long. Our Science Programs Director, Carolynn Box has been diligently working on a…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
September 12, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Meet our new Executive Director!

Meet our new Executive Director! New developments, new initiatives, and a new ED! Meet our new Executive Director, Air! Chck out this video to get to know the newest member of the 5 Gyres Family! …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
September 3, 2019 at 7:33 PM

Have you called your legislator about SB54?

Have you called your legislator about SB54? Help California lead the way with legislation. You still have a chance to reduce plastic pollution! Have you called your legislator yet? Every day, more and more people are becoming aware o…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
August 16, 2019 at 11:18 PM

Oh no! Our newsletter played favorites!

Oh no! Our newsletter played favorites! We love all our partners equally.  Oh no! A part of our newsletter played favorites and only linked to one of our partners. But we've got too many awesome partners to let that happen. Check out al…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
August 16, 2019 at 10:11 PM

Expedition 2019 has docked!

Expedition 2019 has docked! The Galapagos are truly a wonder to behold. The Galapagos made us fall in LOVE with the ocean all over again! In the words of our crew member, Val Godden, we're "still in-awe of last week’s #5gyeresexpedition…
The 5 Gyres Institute · [email protected]
July 23, 2019 at 4:29 AM

Welcome to the fight against plastic pollution!

Welcome to the fight against plastic pollution! Thanks for signing up to get the latest updates from 5 Gyres!  Welcome to the global plastic pollution movement. Our focus is on upstream solutions, which includes individual behavior, corpor…