Category Archives: Butt Free Beach

October is Rise Above Plastics Month!

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“Plastic lasts forever. It doesn’t biodegrade, and no naturally occurring organisms can break it down. As a result, churning in the five oceanic gyres is an estimated 100 million tons of marine litter which is there to stay. What’s more, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year.  This plastic pollution entangles, or is ingested… Read more »

Preventing Cigarette Litter at the Beach

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The Virginia Beach Chapter is participating in a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in partnership with Clean Virginia Waterways, the Virginia Beach Hotel Association, Virginia Green and Keep America Beautiful. This unique pilot project is taking place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront where several boardwalk hotels are being provided with cigarette butt receptacles, pocket ashtrays and educational materials for their guests…. Read more »

Executive Committee Update!

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In addition to Rob Gomez (chair) and Addie Abcede (vice chair), we’d like to welcome David Carpenter as our volunteer coordinator and welcome back James Ellis as our at large member! We are currently looking to fill the role of secretary and will also be looking for core volunteers for the 2015 year! We have new programs and campaigns, but will… Read more »

New page added!

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We’ve added a new page to our website! Visit for up to date information on Action Alerts that address issues with local, regional, and national elected officials and decision-makers!!! The page can also be found under the “Campaigns” tab on the menu bar. Let your voice be heard!!