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our mission partners

From the beginning, we’ve worked with a number of inspiring partners to spread the word about plastic waste and healthy living. Our journey has taken us near and far. Here are some of the causes that we’ve aligned with and supported over the years.

The Sea Turtle Conservancy - 2016 featured partner

The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the oldest sea turtle research and conservation group in the world.  Their ongoing research and education helps to support sea turtle populations and protect the habitat on which they depend.

5 Gyres - 2016 featured partner

The 5 Gyres Institute strives to bring greater understanding and awareness of how plastic pollution is affecting our oceans, our marine life and our human health. Through exploration, education and action 5 Gyres envisions a planet free of plastic pollution.

       

Healthy Child Healthy World

The Healthy Child Healthy World empowers parents, promotes solutions, and influences policy in order to help parents and caregivers make informed decisions that protect the health and development of children everywhere. Through guidance and information on consumer products, Healthy Child Healthy World gives families the means to lead healthier lives in a healthier environment.

Turning Green

Turning Green is a non-profit that mobilizes young people to become active around issues that have a direct impact on individual and environmental health. Through innovative and high-impact projects, Turning Green provides teens and young adults with the tools to live sustainable, healthy lives. Project Green Challenge, their flagship program, is a month-long series of daily, conscious tasks that enable young people to make positive changes in their lives and the world around them.

NAAEE

North American Association for Environmental Education NAAEE promotes professional development and best practices in environmental education by bringing people together to create change, and champion environmental education at all levels among individuals, institutions and communities. 

The Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) specializes in research, awareness and advocacy for safer chemicals, particularly those used in cosmetics, sunscreens, cleaning products, farming and authors consumer guides for healthy eating, including guides for seafood and non-genetically engineered food. We've worked with EWG over the years by supporting their member base.

Girls On The Run

GOTR is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The Anacostia Watershed

The Anacostia Watershed Society is a local non-profit that has been instrumental in advocating for the ban of plastic bags and styrofoam in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Legislation to tax plastic bags has created an 85% reduction in plastic bags in the Anacostia River, which feeds directly into the Potomac and is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Chesapeake BaySavers

The Chesapeake BaySavers are working to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come by partnering with community groups, schools, waterfront municipalities and marinas to become stewards for a healthy bay.

C & O Canal Trust

Founded in 2007, the C&O Canal Trust is the official nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a National Park right in our backyard. Its mission is to work in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal. The Trust engages communities and individuals to realize the Park's historical, natural, and recreational potential.