YEARS:

2014

LOCATION:

San Francisco, CA

The 5 Gyres Institute

GyreSailors Pilot Program in San Francisco Bay

5 Gyres Institute works to engage people in design and policy solutions to end the global health crisis of plastic pollution. The GyreSailors program works with both youth sailing and adult engagement in yacht clubs.  5 Gyres staff and volunteers offer information on marine plastic pollution, focusing on how the sailing community can support the ocean pollution issues by gathering important scientific information through their Citizen Science Programs: iTrawl and The Plastic Beach Project.

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