Sarah Stephens has been working hard to combat plastic pollution in the past year. From attending the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp at the University of British Columbia to becoming the chair of the Sustainability Committee at Kinkaid, Sarah hopes to spread awareness about this issue. Did you know that one plastic water bottle takes over 450 years to decompose? Please donate to support our fight against plastic pollution and take steps in your own household to preserve our environment.
Thanks to our generous supporters, dedicated ambassadors, and engaged partners, 5 Gyres had a fantastic 2019. We achieved some pretty amazing things this year, all thanks to people like you. To continue empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution, we need your support, so thank you for visiting this page and donating to 5 Gyres’ mission.
Our proudest 2019 moments include:
- Launched a brand new, community-led science initiative, TrashBlitz. This program is backed by data collection technology that we designed, and is now being used around the world by larger coalitions like Break Free From Plastic.
- Discovered that over 7 trillion pieces of microplastics flow into the San Francisco Bay every year! We released a three-year study in collaboration with other organizations and it is proven that this kind of science impacts the way policies are written.
- Grew our Ambassador program with amazing individuals across the globe! Ambassadors are taking their knowledge on plastic pollution to new heights and educating their communities further.
With your help, our future is looking brighter than ever. In 2020, our aim is to expand TrashBlitz into multiple cities nationwide, hold the first ever Ambassador summit, and take on new and exciting science initiatives to enact better policy decisions that affect us all.
We can’t do this work alone. Will you join us?
Donate today or start a fundraiser with your family and friends so that we can continue our efforts in keeping the planet plastic-free.
Thank you for your support, today and everyday.