Remove 1,000,000 lbs of Ocean Plastic (World record!)

A group-quest on the Remove All Ocean Plastic mega-goal

0 Lbs Plastic Removed

Day 0 at the sea

650,000

Marine animals killed by plastic entanglement /year

1

Credit cards worth of plastic you eat /week

600

Years a Ghost Net kills and toxifies

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What each dollar actually does!
$1 =
x 30

30 credit cards worth of plastic removed!

(0.33 lbs of ocean plastic)

Vetted by:

Tom Chi
Co-founder, Google-X
Chad Frischmann
Lead Researcher, Project Drawdown
Capt. Charles Moore
Discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Brooke Darshana
Scientific Diver, J Craig Venter Institute
Top Global Solution
Ocean Voyages Institute identified as the world's current top solution in mid-ocean cleanup.
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Who receives the funds?

Ocean Voyages Institute has been a leader in oceanic research and cleanups since 1979. In 2020, they broke the record for the largest single mid-ocean cleanup, hauling over 340,000 lbs. In 2021, they're now aiming to shatter this record by removing 1,000,000 lbs (but only you can help).

Ocean Voyages Institute GPS-tags "ghost nets" (abandoned fishing gear) and then deploys veteran sailors and islanders to pick them up.

They went through our rigorious 6 week, 32-point vetting process.

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Ocean Voyage Institute pirates pulling out ghost nets. They're not really pirates, we just like to call them that. 🏴‍☠️

The enemy: Ghost Net Plastics

Ghost Nets" are abandoned fishing gear that kill an estimated 650,000 adorable marine animals every year. Wise turtles, ancient whales, playful dolphins, cuddly sharks and all kinds of fish. They also possess coral reefs, smothering them to death. These ghosts are designed to kill, and they keep doing it for many years after they are discarded--haunting our oceans.

Eventually they fray into microplastics (tiny bits), at which point they are much more challenging to clean up. These microplastics get eaten by ocean life (then eventually you!). It’s now estimated that the average person consumes 1 credit card worth of toxic microplastic each week!

Let's slay some ghosts before they attack more of our friends in the ocean! Game on.

Boss

The Ghost Net King (TGNK)
Key powers
👻
Possession
☠️
Toxicity
🧛
Immortality
Stats
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650k animals killed/year
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Possess & destroy coral reefs
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70% of all surface plastics
Why Ghost Net Suck in 60 seconds
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1M lbs Plastic Removed!

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