International Coastal Cleanup Day
We are the Miami Dade county organizers for the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day. We plan and coordinate 47 different shoreline cleanup events throughout the county, and engage 3,000 volunteers to pick up 15,000 pounds of debris during one single-day of service. This program has an important citizen science component as volunteers catalogue and tally everything they collect to contribute to the Ocean Conservancy's database, the only annual index of marine debris, where it is used to inform policy change.
Our website VolunteerCleanup.org serves as a community resource and central repository that brings together volunteers looking to join an cleanup with any hosts who want to post their event to our site and reach our database of volunteers through our weekly notification blasts and search by zipcode function. Sign up today to receive your weekly notifications of cleanup events in your area at: http://www.volunteercleanup.org/volunteer.
Student Changemaker Program
We lead a two-pronged outreach and education program for students. First, we deliver seminars to students on the problem of marine debris focusing on commonly littered plastics. They learn tangible ways that they can change their behavior, and about students their age who have become changemakers. We inspire them to influence their own networks to be part of the solution. Next, students are invited participate in a shoreline cleanup to extend their classroom education with hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to engage local businesses and representatives from government so that they can in turn educate others, extend the impact of this program, and be agents of change themselves.
Corporate Days of Service
We coordinate and lead corporate days of service and team building events for businesses in the community
Cash for Trash
A unique fundraising program for student clubs and schools. Students who participate in a cleanup can earn money for their clubs or schools based on how many pounds of debris they collect.