The #StarboardWorldCleanup is the ultimate act local, think global cleanup, all tied together by the SUP community and the Starboard Tiki lifestyle. Let’s Act Together for Global Change
At Starboard, we strive to create amazing products http://star-board-sup.com/2017/ for you to explore the our beautiful lakes, rivers and oceans around the world. But in this pursuit, we also see first hand the frightening signs of our damage to this planet. Plastic pieces outnumbering shells at the beach, fish and bird stomachs lined with bottle caps, sea turtles strangled by fishing line. From the beaches of Maui http://www.star-board.blue/index.php/portfolio/zanes-deep-blue-day/ to the Ganges River http://www.star-board.blue/index.php/portfolio/ganges-sup-world-record-breaking-adventure-purpose/ you can all too easily find Styrofoam chunks, plastic bags, mylar balloons, chip bags, coffee cups – trash of all shapes and sizes – floating around in the waters we love to play in.
Here at Starboard we are inspired by community mobilization against these problems – especially in the SUP world. Seeing groups and individuals using their boards as a tool to give back to the waters we love to paddle, and raising awareness of our pollution problem, gives us hope that together we can solve this seemingly insurmountable problem.
That is why we are pleased to announce the #StarboardWorldCleanup! Here’s how it works:
Go out for a paddle, or a beach walk, or a surf – and pick up a piece of trash. Better, pick up ten pieces of trash. Even better, grab 100 of your friends and neighbours, and together pick up 100,000 pieces of trash! No matter how much you pick up, take a photo and post it to your social media of choice with #StarboardWorldCleanup.
One cleanup champion (this could be you!) will be the lucky recipient of a brand new 2018 Whopper Inflatable SUP and a two-piece paddle!
Ten other participants from around the world will receive a Starboard hamper, including Starboard apparel, Trash Hero goodies and a box of 50 Paddle Trash Pickers for themselves and their friends.
After the contest we will create a map http://www.star-board.blue/index.php/global-plastic-regulations/ of where the cleanups took place to show the power of the SUP community to do some good for the world! It all kicks off on September 16 – International Coastal Cleanup Day https://www.facebook.com/events/341058609666742 From then on, you have until October 31 to get cleaning and simply #StarboarWorldCleanup to enter!
- You must hashtag your pickup pic #StarboardWorldCleanup to enter
- You can use any social media platform – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Only one entry is permitted per person
- Only one entry is created per post
- You must be the poster to enter, but multiple people can post the same pick up pic if they were all involved in the cleanup!
- Your cleanup entry does not have to be a large-scale effort – we encourage you to grab friends to help you clean your waterway, but you can take a pick up pic anywhere, anytime, and with anyone you want!
- Cleanup must take place within the contest period (no reusing old photos!)
- Selfies, group shots, pics of trash – all good! Just make it clear that you were there and you picked up trash
- There is no piece minimum – but it’s good karma to clean up the waterway as much as possible!
- Your cleanup does not have to be on the water – 80% of marine debris originates on land!
- Social media posts must be public in order to be entered in the #StarboardWorldCleanup
Our athletes and ambassadors have already been super busy cleaning up… Please join us in mobilizing as a force for good for the waters we all love, and help demonstrate the positive impact the SUP community can have when we work together!
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact our Sustainability Analyst Bailey Rosen: firstname.lastname@example.org