All One Ocean (AOO) a project of Earth Island Institute, provides a simple, inexpensive, community-based solution to Ocean trash. AOO educates and inspires people to help clean up the Ocean by installing Beach Clean Up Stations (BCUS), permanent on-site boxes with educational signage, kids’ art and repurposed bags so any and everyone can pick up marine debris while they enjoy the beach.
Since 2011, twelve Stations have gone up in California and Hawaii with more going up soon. Our goal is to educate people about the destructive impacts of human trash, particularly plastic, and provide a simple way for beach-goers to make every day beach clean up day. The Stations also encourage people to consider the impact of their purchases. An added advantage BCUS is that they reach people not usually exposed this kind of environmental messaging. We believe that, given the opportunity and inspiration, people will act in new ways to protect what they love. Our goal is to make the beaches we knew as children be just as safe and beautiful for our grandchildren.
To see a 2 minute video on All One Ocean ~
Scientific American article on AOO’s work:
Beach Clean Up Stations (BCUS):