ACTIVATE INITIATIVE #3 for All Ages:
USE TOOLS for CLEAN UP IMPACT and INSPIRE LOCAL RESTAURANTS to go #PlasticFree!
Addyson participates in beach clean up efforts with her family and the amazing Surfrider Foundation. If Surfrider is out of your neck of the woods, contact them and they can help you start a chapter!!
Young stewards can create any simple playground, park, neighborhood or other community clean up effort with their adult helpers. It doesn't matter if your effort is 1 or 100, it's all movement in the right direction! You can also sign up for Surfrider clean ups from the link below and use Addy's letter tool to make the experience more impactful, for you or your group! Addy urges you to learn more about SINGLE USE plastic, recycling myths and realities from the science provided by 5Gyres: Read more.
Addyson urges others to REFUSE Single Use Plastic. When Addy is out to eat with her family, she brings utensils, refuses straws and to-go items and takes the opportunity to talk to managers about replacing one use plastic in their business', using the Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Guide (link avail below). Addyson is always kind and polite when she makes these requests and hopes others will do the same! She hopes more business' will work to reduce their footprint and recommends corporations call her friend, Lia at Plastic Pollution Solutions to help their success!
ACTIVATE USING THESE STEWARDSHIP TOOLS
DOWNLOAD Addyson's "SEND IT BACK" Letter TOOL to SEND A PIECE (or several) of plastic packaging, product or other waste BACK TO THE MANUFACTURER (Addy's tool makes this a sustainable solution by introducing the corporation to Plastic Pollution Solutions who will help them reduce their plastic footprint!).
SIGN UP for a Surfrider Cleanup or event: sign up to volunteer for a Surfrider clean up or other event. Be sure to use Addy's Letter Tool to send back what you find!
USE THE TRASH BLITZ TOOL for your clean up effort: Through an L.A. based pilot, powered by 5 Gyres, the TrashBlitz web app collects data on litter and single-use plastic items. This data will give city lawmakers and citizens a better picture of the plastic pollution entering waterways in order to turn science into solution! VISIT MICRO-SITE & SIGN UP NOW!
Introduce Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Restaurant Program TO YOUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS with Addyson's Ocean Friendly Restaurant Activation SPEECH & FOLLOW UP LETTER TOOL. Print the tool and bring it with you or bring the template up on a smart device while there. Use it to approach the restaurant manager/owner while dining next time you're out with family and friends! Then edit the template to follow up, guided by the directive on the tool!
Share your cleanup! #YouDroppedSomething #AddyPresInspires #ForThePlanet @AddyPresLFStyle @5Gyres @Surfrider #PlasticFree