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]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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…
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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     …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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 …
5 Gyres · [email protected]
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 …
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 cupcakes at…
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 Gyres. Melissa …
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 accept me just …
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 same menta…
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 - updated weekly…
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, and Wellnes…
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 necessary a…
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 Starbucks are re…
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) introduce gr…
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 entering t…
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 $2! Donate tod…
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 most pollut…
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 groundbr…
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! Q&A …
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 of the harm …
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 all the upd…
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 #5gyeresexpedition2019 to t…
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, corporate des…