Coastal Cleanup Campaign

Taking Action

Taking Action

Climate change refers to global warming plus the large-scale shifts in weather patterns caused by the rising temperatures, driven by humans since the Industrial Revolution. While there have been previous periods of climatic change, observed changes since the mid-20th century have been unprecedented in rate and scale.

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Preserve our oceans, beaches and communities

International Coastal Cleanup Month is one of the world's largest annual preservation and protection events and volunteer efforts for our ocean, waves and beaches. Organizers engage and motivate their communities to take action at local beach cleanups. The cumulative result is not only a cleaner and healthier coastline but also a raised consciousness for accessible actions people can integrate into their lives to promote healthy beaches on a daily basis.

The most commonly collected items are:

  • cigarette butts
  • plastic beverage bottles
  • food wrappers
  • plastic bottle caps
  • plastic straws

Plastics do not biodegrade. Instead they break down with exposure to weather and the sun’s ultraviolet rays into smaller and smaller pieces. When these pieces infiltrate the environment, especially marine environments, they wreak havoc on wildlife and the ecosystem.

You are part of the solution!

Host a beach cleanup with your network and learn other ways to combat climate change. 

Host Your Own Gathering

Organize a beach cleanup to raise money and make a little too. You'll also raise awareness about climate change and how we can protect our precious oceans.

Know The Issue

Read about the latest climate change news and how it affects you

Contact Representatives

Advocate for policies that work to stop climate change. Send an email to your own representatives to use your voice for change.

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Every conversation about climate change brings us one step closer to real change.

Join Our Events

Join events that work to stop climate change. Your actions and voice are needed.

Host your own event and join the cause

Learn More

Bring people together to help learn more and take action for a cause. Whether its a virtual panel discussion, a class, or just a happy hour with friends, get involved in the causes you’re passionate about by combining advocacy with connection.