Wherever we are, we are connected to the sea. The ocean provides us with the oxygen we breathe and the climate that sustains us. We need a healthy ocean for our own survival.
Plastic pollution is killing wildlife, devastating oceans and threatening the health of our planet. Plastic represents a disconnection. It’s a material designed to last forever that we often use only once. Poorly managed plastic leaks into the sea. The ocean is downhill from everywhere.
How can we stop plastic pollution from killing wildlife and suffocating our planet?
In 2009, two friends set about answering this question. Marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk and youth educator, Amanda Marechal developed Take 3 – an idea where a simple action could produce profound consequences. Joining forces with environmentalist, Tim Silverwood, the trio publicly launched Take 3 as an organisation in 2010.
Take 3 believes in simple actions to address complex problems. Through education that inspires participation, Take 3 is building a global movement of people who are connected to the planet. The #Take3fortheSea movement has recorded over 100,000 tags in 129 countries.
Simply, Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere, and you have made a difference.