Dara and I were honored to receive the Miami Dolphins “Local Legend Award” on Oct 15, 2023. Video of us on the Jumbo-tron below.

ICC 2023 Results are In.!.

RESULTS ARE IN for the annual county-wide International Coastal Cleanup Miami-Dade last Saturday, September 16th, 2023 where 2,929 volunteers collected 22,233 pounds of trash from 58 cleanups around the County. While we organize Miami-Dade’s involvement in this annual global event, it is the network of organizations who lead the individual cleanups in the program and […]

The power of customer feedback

A small win is actually a big win. For years, a popular chain drug store in Miami Beach had a dumpster in their parking lot for their boxes and waste. They must have spent thousands of dollars for this roll-away, and it was such as shame to see all that cardboard entering the landfill (they […]

Cigarette Ban in City of Miami Beach parks and beaches

Here in Miami Beach, we have spent a decade trying to eliminate cigarette butt litter in very creative and engaging ways including: We’ve produced and handed out 10,000+ reusable pocket ashtrays (made of recycled material of course) (see the pocket ashtray program here) We partnered with Surfrider and the City of Miami Beach to deploy 100 […]

How we eliminated 2.5 MILLION Single-Use Plastic Bottles

100% Plastic Free Soda and Water Contract for the City of Miami Beach We single-handedly tanked a 10-year renewal of an exclusive beverage contract between Coca-Cola and the City of Miami Beach that would have put an additional 25 million single-use plastic bottles (400,000 pounds) onto our beaches while leaving taxpayers to fund the cleanup […]

Survey Results demonstrate the value of cleanups

We know that we cannot clean our way out of this ocean plastic mess, but we’ve always believed that cleanups can provide an eye-opening experience that will put people on a path to being part of the solution. So the obvious question is, how do cleanups affect the participants? In 2021 and 2022, we started […]

Impact Results from the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup Miami-Dade

We had a great and productive day last Saturday for the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup Miami-Dade (Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy, and organized locally by VolunteerCleanup.org). 3,000 volunteers came out and collected a record shattering 22,125 pounds from 56 unique locations. Even Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava came out.!. See the recap below […]

Ultra Music Festival sets the bar in Festival Greening

Ultra Music Festival (EEG) partnered with VolunteerCleanup.Org, Debris Free Oceans, and Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter to reduce their impact at their new home at Historic Virginia Key Key Beach and Miami Marine Stadium. Overall, we felt that EEG did an excellent job in reducing their landfill waste, increasing the capture of recyclable materials, engaging the […]