What We Do

PROTECT WATERWAYS

We launch initiatives to clean-up waterways around the world. From rivers to lakes, canals to beaches, we’re working to clean them – promoting biodiversity, combatting climate change, improving water quality and sanitary conditions, all while tackling poverty and revitalizing local-economies.

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PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY

Our waterways are absolutely essential to the biodiversity of our planet. Without clean waterways, our planet has nothing. That’s why we’re working to promote biodiversity and protect our precious marine life by cleaning up our waterways – one clean-up at a time.

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TACKLING POVERTY

We hire local teens and young adults and pay them real US-wages – creating sustainable jobs that benefit local communities and revitalize micro-economies. By helping clean our planet’s waterways, we are simultaneously tackling poverty.

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Cleaning waterways around the world. Host a clean-up?

Something as simple as tossing a cigarette butt onto the busy street of a city far away from the ocean can be detrimental to our marine life. These pieces of trash find their way into a storm drain, which is then funnelled into local waterways and eventually the ocean. And then? A plastic bag used to buy a snack at the grocery store is mistaken for a jellyfish in the ocean — a snack critical in the diet of juvenile turtles and other marine life. When ingested, these marine life animals then often suffer from suffocation or digestion issues which can be fatal. If not ingested nearly immediately, the plastics breakdown into microplastics that . Marine life is a key component to coastal ecosystems — both for the fish and the humans. Turtles in particular act as bottomfeeders, the main source of food for larger fish, and the stars of tourism industries. Many organisms rely on their success and suffer from their death. This story can be told for countless other marine animals which fall victim to our trash that finds its way into their homes. Enough is enough. Let’s clean up our waterways once and for all.

That’s why we launch custom clean-up campaigns around the world, one waterway at a time. We work with locals — often teens and young adults transitioning from sex-work industries — to clean their beaches, paying them real, US-wages that break the cycle of poverty once and for all.

About our work

We cleanup waterways around the world

We launch bespoke waterways clean-up initiatives around the world. From rivers to lakes, canals to beaches, we’re working to clean them – promoting biodiversity, combatting climate change, improving water quality and sanitary conditions, and tackling poverty. We hire local teens and young adults and pay them real US-wages.

Working to cleanup waterways across the world

We cleanup waterways around the world. From Iligan City, Philippines to Miami, Florida, our team is working to clean it. We work with area-locals and pay them real, US-wages to help clean-up their waterways. This works to provide jobs and revitalize micro-economies, while simultaneously removing plastic and other pieces of waste from our shared waters.

Our Impact

Every piece of trash removed from our waterways saves marine lives. If this waste is not immediately ingested by an animal, it breaks down into micro-plastics that are consumed by marine life, and then often, humans. It’s impossible to state exactly how many lives our clean-ups have saved, however our researchers estimate we’ve saved thousands of marine lives across the world.

Future Cleanups

Our future waterway clean-ups span the world. Future works planned across:

– Goa, India
– Pune, India
– San Fernando City, La Union
– Kragujevac, Sumadijski okrug, Serbia
– Chennai, India
– Cavite, Philippines
– Iligan city, Philippines
– Tegal Province, Java
– Muscat, Oman
– Corpus Cristi, Texas
– Buenavista, Philippines
– Makati City, Philippines
– Iloilo, Philippines

Sponsor water cleanups across the world

One Pounder

$3 Per Month

35 Trees
Every month...
    We remove one pound of plastic and waste from waterways around the world on your behalf

  • Providing jobs to locals that jumpstart local micro-economies
  • Paying US-wages to our cleanup crews across the developing world – providing profound impact
  • Receive a video of from the waterway cleanup crew discussing the impact of your donation, including before and after pictures and total cleanup stats
Two Pounder

$5 Per Month

50 Trees
Every month...
    We remove one pound of plastic and waste from waterways around the world on your behalf

  • Providing jobs to locals that jumpstart local micro-economies
  • Paying US-wages to our cleanup crews across the developing world – providing profound impact
  • Receive a video of from the waterway cleanup crew discussing the impact of your donation, including before and after pictures and total cleanup stats
Five Pounder

$10Per Month

75 Trees
Every month...
    We remove one pound of plastic and waste from waterways around the world on your behalf

  • Providing jobs to locals that jumpstart local micro-economies
  • Paying US-wages to our cleanup crews across the developing world – providing profound impact
  • Receive a video of from the waterway cleanup crew discussing the impact of your donation, including before and after pictures and total cleanup stats
Half-Cleanup

$125 One-time Donation

90 Trees
Every month...
    Your donation supports the funding for half of an entire beach or ocean shoreline on your behalf

  • Providing jobs to locals that jumpstart local micro-economies
  • Paying US-wages to our cleanup crews across the developing world – providing profound impact
  • Receive a video of from the waterway cleanup crew discussing the impact of your donation, including before and after pictures and total cleanup stats
Full Cleanup

$250 One-time Donation

200 Trees
Every month...
    We clean an entire beach or ocean shoreline on your behalf

  • Providing jobs to locals that jumpstart local micro-economies
  • Paying US-wages to our cleanup crews across the developing world – providing profound impact
  • Receive a video of from the waterway cleanup crew discussing the impact of your donation, including before and after pictures and total cleanup stats

Plant the Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. | Tax ID number: 83-4524429.
Contributions to Plant the Peace are tax-deductable to the extent permitted by law.