You can
host a dinner pledge your birthday get friends involved compete in a race

to support 5 Gyres in stopping the flow of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure!

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How It Works...

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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 seats of 2 local NGOs on 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:

Template

Start a fundraiser

Template:


“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!”

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