Rally Your Group, Do Your Own Cleanup!
We miss you.
The saddest thing for us in having to cancel Earth Day was missing you and your teams and all of your help for the many projects you have always tackled. And now we are sad seeing all of the litter on our beaches and streets.
Will you and your team be around this summer?
Are you looking for positive things to do together as a team?
Would you like to make a difference and help remove litter to preserve the wildlife?
We invite you to sign up your team today to do something positive together or even independently; to help our planet, our families, and our own mental health.
Pick a date, pick a beach or a place in need and we will outfit your group through our latest program:
Street to Beach Cleanups for GROUPS.
Keeping our streets clean, keeping trash from the storm drains, cleaning our beaches is needed now more than ever. Clean Waterways = Clean Ocean.
It is easy to join!
- Contact Lynn/Jim for date, location and supplies
- Pick up supplies for your team: bucket, gloves and pick up sticks
- Take your team out for a cleanup & record your trash via the Clean Swell App
1. Sign The Online Waiver
To make sure that everyone is covered, please sign the online waiver just like you do during our monthly cleanups. It only takes a few seconds! And share the link to the form or this page with your group.
2. Gear Up
Grab a bucket or a bag: If you don’t find anything at home, you can get 2, 3 or 5 gallons buckets at your local hardware store for $4 or $5 each.
Put on some gloves: Reusable ones are more sustainable. You can also find these at your hardware store for less than $5.
Take your pick up stick: This is usually something we don’t use a lot during our beach cleanups because we like when our volunteers reach to grab litter and build a connection with the Earth. But, now days, a pick up stick is the perfect tool to keep the litter at a reasonable distance from your face. These are also available at your hardware store. We recommend spending a little bit extra to get a solid and reliable grabber.
Don’t forget your phone: Take pictures and share them on social media if this is in your practice @pacificbeachcoalition for Facebook and Instragram. And with the Clean Swell app installed, you can track how much trash your pick up. More details below!
If you need supplies: We can outfit you with supplies, just send us an email at Lynn @ pacificbeachcoalition .org
3. Cleanup Around You
We can’t stress this enough: you don’t need to go far to have a successful and ultra rewarding cleanup!
If your county is still adopting SIP, just go around your block. Look for tiny bits of litter such as food wrappers, cigarette butts, bottle caps etc…
If your county is now adopting more relaxed rules, you can go to your favorite beach, park, neighborhood, trails and pick up litter there.
Going to the same place regularly is actually a great way to see how much of a difference you make. Hopefully, you will find less and less litter and you will very likely inspire others to do the same!
If you need inspiration on where to clean:
We have a list of locations that are always in need of love. You can find them all on our map: https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/adopt-a-spot/
4. Log Your Trash
Now that the hard work is done, let’s record it!
Download the Clean Swell App and log in your trash. It will automatically tally your items, weight and distance making it easy for you. Please remember to list Pacific Beach Coalition as your group so we can see your results too. [find all the instructions here]
If you can’t to use the Clean Swell App, please record your results on the PBC Blue Bucket. Give us a weight estimate, number of volunteers, and number of cigarette butts.
Feel free to post pictures of your group and your efforts on our Facebook Group and inspire others with your work!
Financial Support During the Pandemic
In addition to these direct actions, we also miss the generous donations from businesses, which fund our ongoing cleanup and education programs. As we continue our direct cleanup work with local volunteers through our Street to Beaches program, we’re also using this time to re-imagine and expand our educational programs to reach more diverse and under-served youth and adults.
Different ways to help us:
You can support us by making a one time donation or a recurring one. Just make sure to check the box on paypal:
You can also ask your company to do donation match as we are partners with Benevity and Network for Good. (If you don’t find us on your company’s internal system, let us know so that we can update that!).
Finally you can become a Pacific Beach Coalition member to help our Earth Honoree: the Albatross.
And Remember, Safety First!
To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, we recommend that you comply with the following cleanup guidelines:
- Wear gloves and a face mask (think reusable).
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 6ft from everyone you may encounter.
- Avoid touching your face.
- When done, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- Wash your gloves.
- Do not pick up sharp objects unless you can do so safely.
- Wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet from sharp objects.
- Keep a safe distance from all beach wildlife!