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September 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM

A Gift from Jack Johnson 💙

A Gift from Jack Johnson 💙 Thanks to our friend Jack Johnson, you can double your impact this month! The Johnson Ohana Foundation is matching donations to 5 Gyres through October 15. Make a donation, select Jack Johnson…
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August 10, 2022 at 4:04 PM

"Science to Solutions" in Action!

"Science to Solutions" in Action! Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, As you probably know, our motto is "science to solutions". At our core, we use research and data to work toward viable, scalable solutions that address the plastic crisis. Thi…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
July 27, 2022 at 7:44 PM

GIVEAWAY: Win Plastic-Free National Parks Swag!

GIVEAWAY: Win Plastic-Free National Parks Swag! Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, Earlier this month, we kicked off our Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz campaign to collect data on plastic pollution in U.S. National Parks. We've had more than 500…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
July 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Take action for Plastic Free July!

Take action for Plastic Free July! Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, It's Plastic Free July, and the time to take action is NOW! This newsletter is dedicated to ways you can take part this month -- and beyond. From participating in community s…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 3:04 PM

You're Invited: Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz 🌄

You're Invited: Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz 🌄 Help us get plastic out of national parks! Help Us Collect Data on Plastic Pollution in National Parks!   This summer, we are mobilizing volunteers around the country to document plastic pollutio…
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June 8, 2022 at 4:15 PM

From national park summits to remote beaches in Honduras

From national park summits to remote beaches in Honduras Happy World Oceans Day! Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, Happy World Oceans Day! The ocean is fundamental to who we are at 5 Gyres. More than a decade ago, we set off to find out how m…
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May 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM

A Plastic-Free Future in Los Angeles

A Plastic-Free Future in Los Angeles How will this affect local businesses and food vendors? A Plastic-Free Future in Los Angeles We're celebrating two huge Earth Month wins in Los Angeles! LA County p…
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April 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM

A World of Solutions to a Plastic Planet

A World of Solutions to a Plastic Planet Our ambassadors are changing the world. Here's how... Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, Happy Earth Month! We're celebrating by shining a light on 5 Gyres Ambassadors who are creating change around the…
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March 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope The most important environmental accord since the 2015 Paris Agreement Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, It's difficult to celebrate anything as Ukraine fights for its freedom, but a new plastics treaty on the horizon gives …
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February 9, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Everything You Need to Know About a Global Treaty on Plastics

Everything You Need to Know About a Global Treaty on Plastics ...and the chance to ask a scientist anything!  Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, This is a pivotal month in the plastic pollution movement. On February 28, global leaders will mee…
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January 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Your Donations at Work: Science & Education Updates from 5 Gyres

Your Donations at Work: Science & Education Updates from 5 Gyres It's a new year, and we're getting to work. Dear Friends of 5 Gyres, We are marching into 2022 with rested minds, full hearts, and hopeful spirits! This will be the…
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December 31, 2021 at 10:19 PM

A special year-end video message for you!

A special year-end video message for you! We had fun making this one 😉 Dear Friends, We wanted to end the year with something fun, so please join our new Director of Science & Innovation, Lisa, as she embarks on a journey to a pl…
  Rachel Labbe-Bellas | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Last chance to donate to 5 Gyres this year! Give by MIDNIGHT tonight for a tax-deductible donation in 2021

Last chance to donate to 5 Gyres this year! Give by MIDNIGHT tonight for a tax-deductible donation in 2021 Happy New Year's Eve! Before you start celebrating the end of our second pandemic year, remember to donate to 5 Gyres by MIDNIG…
  Marcus Eriksen | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM

We only need $20k more to fund our PHA study

We only need $20k more to fund our PHA study Dear fellow science enthusiasts, To solve any problem you need a common set of facts to work with. From the day we began 5 Gyres, we’ve put science first, as the foundation for everything w…
  Alison Waliszewski | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 6:22 PM

My world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours? Donate to help us put it out.

My world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours? Donate to help us put it out. Hello everyone, What a year it has been for our planet! Among the many natural disasters, political upheavals, and numerous crude oil spills litera…
  Eliseo Nevarez | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Micro donations + Microplastic education = Macro impact

Micro donations + Microplastic education = Macro impact Hi Friends,  Since most of you know me as the guy in the Trash Academy videos, I have a special end of year message just for you. Click here to view it! …
  Marina Ivlev | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 5:30 PM

5 Gyres’ next expedition...to the moon?! 🚀

5 Gyres’ next expedition...to the moon?! 🚀 Hello normies,  Bitcoin, Etherium, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, NFTs, normies...what does this all mean?! The future has arrived and we are in the middle of a generational shift on how …
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November 23, 2021 at 9:47 PM

New Podcast Episode 🎧: Shifting the Story of Environmental Justice

New Podcast Episode 🎧: Shifting the Story of Environmental Justice Episode 3:  Shifting the Story of Environmental Justice   Anna chats with Jordan Howard about her rise from teenage eco-sensation to an …
  Lisa Erdle | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 4:59 PM

You’re breathing in plastic!

You’re breathing in plastic!   Washing and drying our clothing is contaminating the air we breathe. It’s true. Based on our research with SFEI in 2019, we found a high concentration of microfibers in stormwater runoff, l…
  Anna Cummins | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM

What do fuzzy sweaters, strawberry fields, and fishing nets have in common?

What do fuzzy sweaters, strawberry fields, and fishing nets have in common?   Dear Friends,    I’ll never forget the day I discovered my passion for all things environment while reading an article about mold and rot as a …
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October 20, 2021 at 5:48 PM

Missed our "State of the Science?" Watch the recording!

Missed our "State of the Science?" Watch the recording! Missed our "State of the Science?" Watch the recording below! We discussed the impact plastic has on our soil, environment, and health as well as touching on what future scienti…
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October 18, 2021 at 6:01 PM

Austin has a foodware problem!

Austin has a foodware problem! Austin has a foodware problem! 6,656 total pieces of trash were observed and picked up by 168 volunteers in Austin over three weeks in Summer 2021. The largest categorized non-compos…
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September 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM

New Podcast episode for your Labor Day Weekend listening!

New Podcast episode for your Labor Day Weekend listening! The Crunch: Episode 2 Listen to the latest episode of The Crunch: Sustainable living in the 21st century. Episode 2 focuses on the meaning of divestment wit…
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July 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Join the conversation for Plastic Free July!

Join the conversation for Plastic Free July! Plastic Free July is Here! 5 Gyres is taking a trip down memory lane this summer by revisiting one of our most community focused expeditions, the 2015 Voyage to the Baha…
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June 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Missed our Science "State of the Union?" Watch the recording!

Missed our Science "State of the Union?" Watch the recording! Missed our Science "State of the Union?" Watch the recording below! We reveal our scientific direction with the areas we will be focusing on in the coming years and discus…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Our Science "State of the Union" is starting NOW!

Our Science "State of the Union" is starting NOW! Starting NOW, our Science "State of the Union" will reveal our scientific direction with the areas we will be focusing on in the coming years. Join us as we discuss exciting updates o…
  Anna Cummins | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Tomorrow is World Oceans Day! Join our Science "State of the Union" at 10 am PT

Tomorrow is World Oceans Day! Join our Science "State of the Union" at 10 am PT Hello 5 Gyres Supporters! This time tomorrow, we will already be deep in conversation about plastic pollution science, and you don’t want to miss out! W…
  Anna Cummins | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
June 1, 2021 at 7:05 PM

5 Gyres Science "State of the Union" - Join us on World Oceans Day 6/8!

5 Gyres Science "State of the Union" - Join us on World Oceans Day 6/8! Dear friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters of 5 Gyres, On June 8, World Oceans Day, you are invited to our second "State of the Union" discussing all th…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 6:14 PM

Meet the Global Ambassadors Doing Big Things in Plastic Solutions

Meet the Global Ambassadors Doing Big Things in Plastic Solutions Meet our Action Fund Awardees! 5 Gyres is proud to introduce the eight Global Ambassadors who have received $1000 each for their work in plastic pol…
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April 22, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Celebrating Earth Day with an intriguing conversation about sound science

Celebrating Earth Day with an intriguing conversation about sound science HAPPY EARTH DAY! To celebrate, 5 Gyres is launching a new podcast to explore ideas and stories from the plastic pollution move…
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February 24, 2021 at 8:43 PM

BREAKING SCIENCE: Camels are eating plastic at alarming rates!

BREAKING SCIENCE: Camels are eating plastic at alarming rates! BREAKING: New study finds camels are eating plastic at alarming rates! We traveled to Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Dubai to survey plastic i…
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January 13, 2021 at 8:14 PM

We did it! Thank you for your end of year support!

We did it! Thank you for your end of year support! Thanks to you and your support, we DOUBLED our goal with $200,000 going directly to our education, science, advocacy, ambassador, and TrashBlitz programming in order to further our mis…
  5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 7:14 PM

We're almost at our goal of $100k!

We're almost at our goal of $100k! Donate by midnight tonight to double your impact! Happy New Years Eve! Before you start celebrating the end of 2020, remember to donate to 5 Gyres by MIDNIGHT tonight for your tax-deductible…
  Alison Waliszewski | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Only a few days left to support future-forward solutions to plastic pollution

Only a few days left to support future-forward solutions to plastic pollution Credit: Jammy of Plastic Free Bohol Plastic pollution activists are growing in numbers all over the world. To ensure that diverse voices in th…
  Marcus Eriksen | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 6:18 PM

Help fund important plastic research

Help fund important plastic research Let’s face it, the last four years have been a war on science. Thanks to you and your support, we were able to fight back by publishing 4 papers this year. Good science is the fo…
  Marina Ivlev | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Today is Giving Tuesday - what can $9.28 do?

Today is Giving Tuesday - what can $9.28 do? Did you know that collectively, charity orgs only raised $500 million dollars last year on Giving Tuesday in comparison to Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined sales…
  Anna Cummins | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
November 18, 2020 at 7:16 PM

Plastic is no longer "just" an environmental problem

Plastic is no longer "just" an environmental problem Coming from the country recently identified as the single largest contributor of plastic waste in the world, it is our responsibility in the United States to start expo…
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November 11, 2020 at 8:53 PM

Preparing for the end of 2020

Preparing for the end of 2020 As the nation held its breath on November 3, 2020, waiting on the decision of who will lead our country for the next four years, we collectively knew the results wouldn’t be available immediately. We al…
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October 16, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Are you ready to VOTE?

Are you ready to VOTE? Last week, Charles Brown emailed you with his latest discovery of the Alaskan pipeline conspiracy. This week, we're asking you to share his "findings" with your friends. Either forward Charlie's email from last w…
  Charles Brown | 5 Gyres · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Why are they fracking in Alaska?

Why are they fracking in Alaska? #Alaskagate There's fracking along the Alaska/Canada border, but no oil. Is Alaskagate real? You decide.    5GYRES.ORG/VOTE     …
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September 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

NEW RESEARCH: Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution

NEW RESEARCH: Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution NEW RESEARCH: Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution. Key finding: Plastic waste production is …
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August 19, 2020 at 9:50 PM

5 Years Since Smog of The Sea

5 Years Since Smog of The Sea Celebrating 5 Years of SEA Change   5 years ago, the Sea Change Expedition sailed across the North Atlantic – the culmination of our global survey of plastic pollution, but are we any better today than …
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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 cupcakes at…
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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 …
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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 Gyres. Melissa …
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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 accept me just …
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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 same menta…
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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 - updated weekly…
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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, and Wellnes…
  Anna Cummins | 5 Gyres, Co-Founder and Deputy Director · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 8:49 PM

5 Gyres needs your help today!

5 Gyres needs your help today! Dear 5 Gyres Community, Thank you for sticking with us through this global health crisis. Your donations, kind words, and uplifting messages of hope truly mean the world to us right now.  We know it is …