We’ve banned the bag and skipped the straw. Now it’s time to stop the flow of all the rest of the garbage that trashes our beaches and waterways.
California Coastkeeper Alliance led the effort to put a law on the books to make cities and counties upgrade storm drains to screen out plastic bottles, cigarette butts, and other debris. Now we need your help to ensure that your community leads the way in solving its trash problem.
We developed this toolkit to help you learn more about #TrashFree2030 so you can advocate to your city council, regional water board, and community. The first section below includes technical resources while the second provides communication tools.
Let us know if there are other ways we can help you get the word out and reach our #TrashFree2030 goal.
Trash Policy Guide – Trash Policy 101
Trash Policy Briefer – Deeper dive into the details
Talking Points – Chat with your city council, regional water board, and community members
Monitoring Memo – Why monitoring matters
Additional Resources – Lots of links
Russian Riverkeeper/Clean River Alliance Trash Hot Spot Webinar (May 9, 2018)
2NDNATURE Trash Monitoring Compliance Briefing (November 13, 2018)
California Coastkeeper Alliance Trash Policy Briefing (March 19, 2018)
(opens in new window and requires registration)
Sample Social Media Posts – Get the word out
Sample Social Media Graphic – #TrashFree2030
Social Media Graphic Template – Customize your own #TrashFree2030 graphic
Coastal Cleanup Graphic Template – Advertise your Coastal Cleanup event
Briefing Slides (.ppt download) – Presentation for your next big talk
Newsletter Template (.doc download) – Share with your members
Action Alert (.doc download) – Activate your members