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THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE
CROWDRISE : Feb 08, 2012
Tax ID: 27-1350279
BASED: Santa Monica, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://5gyres.org/

THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

Our Mission

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Our vision is to witness plastic pollution decline in the environment until it is no longer found in the world’s oceans.
 
Our mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.
 
To understand the impact of plastic pollution we study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them.  Together with our partners, Pangaea Explorations and Algalita Marine Research Foundation, we organize research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew.  
 
To communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution, we share our findings through multimedia outlets and peer-reviewed publications.  These include print and television media, websites and blogs, lectures and school outreach, and a traveling exhibition about plastic pollution to museums, science centers and aquariums.  
 
To eliminate plastic pollution we employ strategies that work.  To stop the flow of plastic to the sea we advocate new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education.  Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.

Tax ID: 27-1350279 • http://5gyres.org/

Fundraisers

The 5 Gyres Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Tour

The 5 Gyres Last Straw Plast…

Amount Raised:

$875

Japanese Tsunami Debris Study

Japanese Tsunami Debris Study

Amount Raised:

$14,195