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Dear <<First Name>>,

As our world navigates a global pandemic and a major social justice movement, the health of our environment is absolutely paramount and our mission at Seaside Sustainability is as important as ever. At Seaside, we’re focused on keeping our teams safe while still doing what we can to make a difference. Plastic Free July seems to come at the perfect time as we witness an influx of single-use plastic pollution as a result of the pandemic. Plastic Free July is an annual global movement that educates people on how they can get involved in the solution to plastic pollution, and this is an awesome resource to learn more about it!

In the spirit of Plastic Free living, I want to send a huge shoutout to the more than 100 of you who participated in our panel discussion on The Story of Plastic documentary last month. We hosted four expert panelists who shared their insights on the systemic issues around plastic production, why recycling isn’t as effective as you think, and much more. Don’t worry if you missed it - you can watch the entire discussion on our new YouTube channel and check out this write-up from The Gloucester Daily Times (Local nonprofit concerned about plastic in time of COVID-19).   

The coming weeks are abuzz with new happenings, including Seaside’s first-ever art auction, kicking off a series of (safely distanced!) monthly beach clean-ups and in just a couple weeks, a fresh, new website. Read on for more! 

Until next time, be safe, be well, and stay passionate about our planet!

Eric Magers, Executive Director
Seaside Sustainability

In this Issue:

Seaside Sustainability’s Virtual Art Auction- bidding open through August 3!

Seaside Sustainability is hosting its first-ever online auction now through August 3rd, 2020 on the Instagram account @artauction4ourocean. Artisans near and far have provided handmade items, including jewelry, home decor, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, cards, household items, and clothing. Bidding will be done by commenting on each item’s post with the amount you want to bid. For more information on how to buy items at the auction, check out @artauction4ourocean on Instagram. This auction is a great way to support both Seaside Sustainability and local artisans! If you have any questions, please contact
Check out our Art Auction Instagram

Intern Video- Seaside Sustainability interns in action

Check out this NEW video all about some of our amazing interns! Despite COVID-19, we’ve been able to continue to work globally with our 42 remote interns this summer. This has allowed us to continue to do important work for the planet during the current pandemic!
Watch the Intern Video

Wingaersheek Beach Cleanup - launching new Senior Volunteer Corps
Register by August 4

Seaside is launching a Senior Volunteer Corps with monthly coastal cleanups at different beaches in the area. Masks and social distance guidelines are required. The first cleanup is planned for Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 8 a.m. at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. The data from the Senior Volunteer Corps cleanups will be reported to Ocean Conservancy and will be retained by Seaside for its Cape Ann/North Shore data set. This will help us with tracking and reducing micro and macro plastics in the environment.

To register and learn more click the button below.
Register for the Cleanup
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