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Japanese Tsunami Debris Study

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BENEFITING: THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

ORGANIZER: THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2012

Shannon Waters

THE STORY:

THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE wrote -

 

In May and June of 2012, a crew of researchers led by 5 Gyres Institute, Algalita Marine Research Foundation, and Pangaea Expoloration, will embark on a two-month long research voyage across the Pacific Ocean. Setting sail from the Marshall Islands, located southwest of Hawaii, the crew will sail for the month of May through the Western Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre.  Their mission: to collect and catalogue the density of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival in Japan, the crew will engage in a week-long layover in Tokyo, a scientific Symposium will be held at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. This will bring non-scientists, journalists, students and interested parties together to increase public awareness of the environmental plastic issue. On May 28th, the crew will embark for the second leg of the voyage back across the Pacific traveling from Japan to Hawaii. During this time, the crew will travel through the projected Japanese tsunami debris field, to track and study the movement and composition of the materials that are slowly towards Hawaii and the North American coastline.    

 

 

I’m participating in this expedition because I’m concerned about the decline in the health of our oceans and am passionate about finding solutions to reverse that trend. I’m participating in this voyage as an individual – not a repesentative from a company or organization – and am enlisting the support of friends, family and my community (YOU!)  to help me see this goal through. The cost of participating in this voyage-$15,500 per individual- is significant, and the challenge to reach that fundraising goal is daunting, but I’m committed to this project and fueled by my passion. To date I’ve raised $9,150 (nearly 60% of my total goal). Will you help me raise the remaing amount to participate and continue with my goal to find solutions to keep our oceans healthy?

 

Thank you!

-Shannon

 

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To This Fundraiser

$14,145

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim and Pauline Benson

     

  • Kevin Drolet and Colleen McKernan

     

  • Pam Duffy

     

  • Vivian Matuk

     

  • Hans and Sharon Torabi

     

  • Morgan Justice-Black

     

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  • Linda Mucha

     

  • Stacy Conlon

     

  • Katie McCurdy

     

  • JoAnn and Joseph Asciutto

     

  • Matthew MacLeod

     

  • Amardeep Claire

     

  • Miles Harrigan

     

  • Melaney Harrigan

     

  • James and Paige Flynn

     

  • Stout Public House

     

  • Ditmar and Cindy Bauerle

     

  • Dr. Charley Scott

     

  • Jeff and Caitlin Waters

     

  • Judy and Philip Sbarbaro

     

  • Barbara Grill and Brian Drolet

     

  • Ron and Linda Wells

     

  • Diane White

     

  • Margaret Butt

     

  • Offline Fundraisers

     

  • Rachel Drolet and Marissa Quaranta

     

  • Shannon Waters

     

  • Offline Donations

     

  • Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina

     

  • Ethan and Kynda Love

     

  • Ruby Pap

     

  • Carla Kilgore

     

  • Joe and Leslie Omran

     

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  • Vickie and Johnny Boulden

     

  • Paulette Garrett

     

  • Nance and Mark Stengel

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Kate Sherman

    $10

  • Jess C.

    $20

  • Kristin Graff

     

  • shandizzle keefe

    $10

  • Chadrock

     

  • Amanda MacLeod

    $30

  • leslie moyer

    $10

  • James Slattery

     

  • Kevin & Beata Haast

    $25

  • miss maldonado

    $50

  • The Mighty Quinn

    $50

  • Pony, Lisa and Vela

    $100

  • Barbara Grill & Brian Drolet

    $100

  • Dominique Sevi

    $20

  • Mary Blackman/Phylis Lemberg

     

  • Tara C.

    $10

  • Thomas and Jenny Blair

     

  • Barbara & Bob Kossin

     

  • Ceci Doty

     

  • Tim and Hedy Thomas

    $100

  • Don and Kathy Faye

    $500

  • Bonnie and Steve Kavaya

     

  • Alison Dale

    $40

  • Corinne Young

    $10

  • Kellen Brenner

    $30

  • Carolina Guisande Muvdi

    $25

  • Paul HObi

    $30

  • D & K Bassett

     

  • Amardeep Claire

    $43

  • BZ and Mike

    $121

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eveline Bravo

     

  • Marge and Thomas Hobbs

     

  • James and Maryann Slattery

     

  • Quixote Racing

     

  • Devon Brown

     

  • Patricia and James Vitali

     

  • Eben Schwartz

     

  • Melissa Wyss

     

  • Sharon, Hans & Suedy Torabi

     

  • Janet Vitek

     

  • Kathryn Klein

     

  • Lee O. Moore & Sheryl A. Moore

     

  • Shawn Romanowsky

     

  • Chris Parry

     

  • Dubliner Fundraiser

     

  • Gordon Anderson & Julie Reynolds

     

  • Sylvie Lee & Derek Lee

     

  • Annie Kohut Frankel & Joshua Frankel

     

  • Ona Allen

     

  • Dianne Clark Ryzner

     

  • Tonic Fundraiser

    $580

  • Laurel Kellner

     

  • Beyonce Knowles

     

  • Jen Wilkins

     

  • Carl and Mija

    $200

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91% Raised of $15,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $14,195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Waters

Amount Raised

$14,145

 

91% Raised of $15,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Carl and Mija

Carl and Mija

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Jen Wilkins

Jen Wilkins

5 years ago

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

5 years ago

Laurel Kellner

Laurel Kellner

Go Shannon! Thanks so much for all you do for the ocean. 5 years ago

Tonic Fundraiser

Tonic Fundraiser

DONATION: $580

5 years ago

Dianne Clark Ryzner

Dianne Clark Ryzner

5 years ago

Ona Allen

Ona Allen

Go Shannon! 5 years ago

Annie Kohut Frankel & Joshua Frankel

Annie Kohut Frankel & Joshua Frankel

5 years ago

Sylvie Lee & Derek Lee

Sylvie Lee & Derek Lee

5 years ago

Gordon Anderson & Julie Reynolds

Gordon Anderson & Julie Reynolds

5 years ago