Did you know that collectively, charity orgs only raised $500 million dollars last year on Giving Tuesday in comparison to Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined sales of $72.4 billion?!
That means the 7.8 billion people alive today would need to spend $9.28 each on frivolous products and plastic packaging to reach Amazon's 2-day total.
What if you invested your $9.28 into a sustainable future instead? ([link removed][UNIQID])
Here’s how 5 Gyres is working on making that future a reality, with your support:
* Educating the next generation about plastic pollution through our Trash Academy/La Academia de Basura digital series
* Expanding our TrashBlitz citizen science program to the 18 major watersheds in the US within the next 3 years
* Studying the viability of PHA as a truly compostable and biodegradable alternative to plastic for consumer use at scale. This study, along with our previous research, continues to provide the sound science that will lead to future tangible solutions.
The expansion and scaling of our educational, science-based programs relies on you and your generosity today.
And because it is Giving Tuesday, your donation will be tripled with the generous matching gifts from our Board and our corporate partner, Outer. That’s 3X every dollar you give today!
TURN YOUR $9.28 INTO $27.84 ([link removed][UNIQID])
Unable to donate this year? We totally understand (2020 is almost over!) and appreciate your support. Instead, forward this email to a friend ([link removed]) who is just as passionate about eliminating plastic pollution as you are.
Thank you for all of your support today and always,
P.S. If you’re still buying on Amazon this year, be sure to select 5 Gyres as your charity in Amazon Smile ([link removed][UNIQID]) . ;)
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