Simply Straws https://simplystraws.com/
In 2011, the Sladics’ family began “Simply Straws”, a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics-we began.
5 Gyres http://5gyres.org/
The Surfrider Foundation: www.surfrider.org
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
Plastic Pollution Coalition www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.With its work, Plastic Pollution seeks to put plastic pollution at the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) www.noaa.gov
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. NOAA’s mission touches the lives of every American through their role in protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources.
The Washed Ashore Project www.washedashore.org
As an antidote to despair, we pick up plastics from Oregon beaches and make educational art. Community members of all ages are working together to gather the beach plastics and construct giant sculptures of the marine animals most affected by the plastic pollution. Since the inception of this project, 1000’s of pounds of plastic pollution have been processed into art supplies by Washed Ashore.
The Sierra Forest Legacy: www.sierraforestlegacy.org.
Formed in 1996, as the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign, the Campaign’s member groups, including The Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, Friends of the River, and the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center, have worked independently on Sierra Nevada issues since the 1980s. In 2007, the Campaign changed its name to Sierra Forest Legacy to better reflect its expanded mission and vision of protecting Sierra Nevada forests and communities
The mission of Sierra Forest Legacy is to engage citizens, communities, and coalition members in the healthy management of Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems to protect and restore the region’s unparalleled beauty and natural values. We apply the best practices of science, advocacy and grassroots organizing to safeguard forest lands throughout the Sierra Nevada.