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WHAT IS #TEAMSEAS?
#TeamSeas is a global campaign to raise $30M to remove 30M pounds of plastic and trash from our ocean, rivers and beaches. It’s also the second wave of the largest creator-led fundraising campaign to ever hit the internet: #TeamTrees. We launched #TeamTrees in 2019 with a goal of raising $20M to plant 20M trees and we smashed it—raising over $23M and generating more than 1B video views. Even two years later, TeamTrees.org is still receiving donations for planting 2,600 trees every day. We’re back again to rally the internet’s passion and imagination in support of the ocean and all of us.
WHICH NONPROFIT CHARITIES ARE YOU PARTNERING WITH?
For #TeamSeas, we’ve partnered up with Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup. All donations to #TeamSeas will be split by the two charities, 50/50.
Ocean Conservancy is #TeamSeas’s implementation partner for beaches and oceans. Ocean Conservancy champions science-based solutions to tackle the largest ocean conservation challenges we face to strengthen the health of the ocean today and for the future. They mobilize citizen advocates to facilitate change, and are committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation. Ocean Conservancy facilitates the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), one of the world’s largest volunteer cleanup efforts for the ocean. Ocean Conservancy is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit (EIN 23-7245152) and are rated 4 stars (94/100) by Charity Navigator.
The Ocean Cleanup is #TeamSeas’s implementation partner for rivers. The Ocean Cleanup develops and scales technologies to clean up what is already polluting our oceans and to intercept plastic on its way to the ocean via rivers. Their goal is to achieve a 90% reduction of floating ocean plastic by 2040. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup has a proven commitment to the ambitious goal of ridding the world’s oceans of plastic. With their river systems, the Interceptors, they are now helping to close the tap on a global scale, capturing plastic before it enters the oceans via rivers. The Ocean Cleanup is an registered ANBI Foundation in the Netherlands and also a Gold-rated US 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 81-5132355)
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR WATER?
Our ocean, rivers and beaches are full of plastic trash. It’s estimated that there are 200M tons of plastic already circulating in marine environments, with an estimated 11M tons entering the ocean EVERY YEAR. Pollution from bottles, bags, straws and abandoned fishing gear is a health crisis for our entire planet. So we’re going to remove the equivalent of 85 football fields covered a foot deep in trash.
WHY OCEANS, RIVERS AND BEACHES?
The ocean and the life within it are incredibly important. Aside from the water we drink, the ocean produces half the air we breathe every day. So it’s a no-brainer that keeping it clean and healthy is critical to our survival. But keeping our rivers and beaches free of trash pollution is just as
important. Rivers contribute up to 20% of ocean plastic pollution overall. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean and it’s important we cut off that problem upstream. And trash on beaches can inevitably make its way into the water and harm coastal habitats, which is why we are focusing our attention on cleaning up all three.
HOW ARE WE ACTUALLY GOING TO CLEAN UP ALL THIS TRASH?
We’re glad you asked. Because 30M pounds is A LOT of trash. We’re dividing our work among three points of intervention: beaches, rivers and oceans.
IS ALL OF THE MONEY GOING TO THE NON-PROFIT PARTNERS?
Yes. Every single dollar #TeamSeas raises will go directly to these two solutions-oriented not-for-profit organizations, Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup. They will split the funds 50/50. The money will be released for verified impact, $1 for one pound.
What’s the cool song?
Plastic songs from Gabriel Brown of Black Gryph0n
Provided to TeamSeas with the track/instrumental and let you all know that it is royalty-free and fully monetizable for any creators who might want to use it!