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Seaside Institute Let's Talk Sustainability Series: The Washed Ashore Project Dec 11

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  1. Teresa

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    Join the Seaside Institute for the next Let's Talk event on 30A Sustainability on Monday, Dec. 11 from 4 til 6pm. Let's Talks: Sustainability series takes place throughout the year in the Assembly Hall located on the Seaside Institute Academic Village campus.

    December 11 Special Guest: The Washed Ashore Project

    The Washed Ashore Project is an organization based in Bandon, Oregon that collects trash from beaches and turns them into beautiful pieces of art! These works of art are used to educate the public and inspire change.

    The Seaside Institute and The Washed Ashore Project are collaborating on a presentation this December. We have bigplans for 2018, and we need you to come out and get involved.

    Ready to see some real change on 30A regarding our sustainability efforts? We are too. Join us this December to learn more about the Washed Ashore Project and what the Seaside Institute plans to accomplish in the coming years.

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    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

    We collect trash that has been removed from beaches through volunteer community cleanups. This trash is then washed, sorted and prepared for the creation process. Each sculpture is designed and directed by a professional artist and then formed through a collaboration of Washed Ashore team members, volunteers and students.

    A work of art is born. From tons of plastic pollution, monumental sculptures have arisen to awaken the hearts and minds of viewers to the marine debris crisis.

    Our art pieces and educational programs travel the nation to inspire change in consumer habits.

    People working together CAN create results. This project proves it! Almost every day, people drop off their collected beach debris at the Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education.

    Since our launch in 2010:
    • 90% of marine debris is petroleum based
    • 95% of all debris collected is used in the artwork
    • 300+ miles of beaches cleaned
    • 60+ sculptures have been created
    • 38,000 pounds of marine debris has been processed
    • 14,000+ hours have been contributed by volunteers
    • 10,000+ volunteers have participated
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    Dec 11 from 4 til 6pm.
     

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