Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i

We’re donating $1 to our friends at Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i for every Hawksbill Sea Turtle Bracelet sold this month. Our donation will help fund their Marine Debris Rapid Response Program, which helps keep Hawai'i’s marine habitats free from fishing nets and other harmful marine debris.


Why 4ocean is partnering with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i

Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i is a grassroots nonprofit organization based on the island of Oahu that inspires local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach cleanups, educational programs, waste diversion services, and public awareness campaigns so we can create a future where we no longer need to clean our beaches.

Over the last decade, Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i has used their hands-in-the-sand philosophy to mobilize nearly 35,000 volunteers who have cleared more than half a million pounds of trash from Hawai'i’s coastlines. But beach cleanups can only take us so far, which is why Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i is also focused on educational initiatives that can stop the flow of plastic into our environment before it even starts.

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Our donation will be used to support marine debris recovery


Immediate action on reports of harmful fishing nets and other marine debris

There is a small population of hawksbill sea turtles that live, feed, and nest almost exclusively on the Hawaiian archipelago. It may be one of the smallest nesting sea turtle populations in the world with fewer than 15 females nesting here each year. Fishing gear entanglement in nearshore feeding habitats is a serious threat to Hawai'i’s hawksbill sea turtle population. With so few of these animals left in the world, it’s crucial that we save as many hawksbills as possible.


Marine Debris Rapid Response Program

Our donation to Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i will support the development and maintenance of their Marine Debris Rapid Response Program, which allows crews to immediately respond to reports of harmful debris like ghost nets, microplastics, and other large debris accumulations on the islands.

By removing these hazards from the environment as soon as they’re reported, we can prevent needless injuries and deaths not just for hawksbill sea turtles, but for all the animals that call these waters home.

See our impact!