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pledge your birthday
get friends involved
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Start a fundraiser
to support 5 Gyres in stopping the flow of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure!
How It Works...
Start Your Campaign
Start your own fundraising campaign and set a financial goal. Get personal! Share with others why you’re passionate about saving the ocean from plastic pollution.
Amplify Your Efforts
Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your campaign and explain how they can get involved! Share major campaign milestones and updates to keep others informed and engaged.
Become An Ambassador
Represent 5 Gyres by joining over 800 ambassadors globally - participating in virtual and local activations. 5 Gyres Ambassadors have the unique opportunity of acting as the physical extension of the 5 Gyres’ mission.
As you start your campaign, here are some fundraising goals to reference:
- For $250, you can train 5 TrashBlitz captains
- For $500, you can support data analysis of 10 microplastic samples
- For $1,500, you support development of new educational curriculums
- For $12,000, you fund the scientific work of macro and microplastic research from frontline communities during our annual expeditions.
- For $50,000, you send 50 ambassadors to a TrashBlitz summit
- For $85,000, you help fund a global interactive platform to track plastic pollution
Need some more inspiration?
Here’s a template to start your campaign:
Start a fundraiser
“Hi, I’m ___! I’m starting a fundraising campaign for 5 Gyres because I love the ocean! Did you know that by 2050 there be more plastic than fish in the ocean? That sucks! I want to prevent that by donating to 5 Gyres, a nonprofit that’s at the forefront of the plastic pollution awareness movement. For 10 years, they have been researching the effects of plastic pollution in all the oceans and rivers of the world. Their data helped pass the Microbeads Free Water Act of 2015 in the US, which led to other countries passing similar bans. With their efforts and ours, we can save our oceans!”×