Empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and advocacy
From city parks to forests of redwoods, from the air we breathe to the water we drink, everyone depends on a vibrant and healthy world.
Focusing on solving some of the greatest threats facing our ocean today by bringing people, science and policy together to champion innovation solutions and fight for a sustainable ocean.
People create hundreds of millions of tons of litter every year. To reduce the amount of garbage going into our land fills and into our ocean, reduce the amount of litter you create.
Use recycled bags and not plastic bags when shopping. Use a water bottle and not plastic bottles. Reuse what you can to reduce your garbage.
You can recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastics.
Repair broken items to be reused again.
A large amount of ocean pollution is plastic litter. Plastics have been on earth for close to 70 years and in that time, we have created over 9 billion tons of plastic litter. Most plastics are not recycled and end up as garbage in landfills and in our ocean. In fact, over 350 million tons of plastics are produced each year but less than 10% are recycled. Do your part to remove ocean litter by participating in beach clean ups and recycle plastic litter!
Prior to being elected to public office, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker started the not-for-profit organization Community Health and Environment Coalition, which advocated that our environment directly affects our health. She received many awards and citations for her environmental advocacy including Woman of the Year for Environment from the community newspaper. As a legislator representing close to 1.5 million residents, Sarah continues to focus on environmental issues, encouraging residents to get involved in keeping our ocean and our environment clean and safe. Sarah lives in Mt. Sinai, New York, where she has raised her three children and continues to work with residents, elected officials, scientists and advocates on environmental issues.
"The most important part in protecting our environment is being an example, by participating in beach cleanups, recycling and using less or no plastic. Let's start now, because what we do now will affect our environment for generations to come."
Lily (li) Liu is not only a highly educated and trained artist, she also teaches art and resides in France. She has been working with authors all over the world for over a decade. She is also the illustrator of the best-selling books on Amazon including Her Body Can and Where Is My House, which have won the top Overall in Children's Books.
"Let us start with small things, let us give children hope and courage to maintain the environment. Let love become a sustainable force, children deserve a better world!"