Thermeco Loves: Take 3 for the Sea

Take 3 is an Australian not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2009 by surfing enthusiast, Amanda Marechal, marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk and environmentalist, Tim Silverwood.

Take 3 are committed to reducing plastic pollution and promoting the transition to a circular economy through education and participation. Their message is simple:
Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere special, and you’ve made a difference.

They deliver education programs to inspire our global community to help create a cleaner planet for wildlife and future generations.

It was a simple idea – to take 3 pieces of trash from the beach – that ignited the #Take3forthesea movement. The idea was born in Australia in 2008 when Mandy & Roberta’s had a discussion about the ever-growing problem of marine debris.

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Tim joined forces with Mandy and Roberta in 2009 and the team developed a plan to take the idea to wider audiences. Take 3 officially registered as an organisation in 2010 and were soon awarded the inaugural Taronga Conservation Society’s Green Grant and a $50 000 prize. With the grant, Take 3 took flight, setting up education programs in NSW, Australia.

Through the tireless work of the 3 co-founders and many helpful volunteers, Take 3 have built the organisation from a grassroots project to become a leading voice on plastic pollution, and importantly, solutions. In 2017 Take 3 achieved deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, meaning, that donations to Take 3 over $2 are now tax deductible in Australia.

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Take 3 are a now an international organisation with participation in 129 countries (on Instagram). It’s Take 3’s mission to reduce global plastic pollution through education and participation. Take 3 deliver education programs in schools, surf clubs and communities in Australia and use social media to inspire broad audiences to take action to reduce plastic pollution using the #take3forthesea hashtag.

They urge you to get involved with #take3forthesea and to support our growing movement. Donations to Take 3 are invested into programs and activities to educate & inspire audiences and reduce global plastic pollution.

The Take 3 message has never been louder. Please educate, participate & share the Take 3 vision for clean oceans.



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