WHAT IS WASHED ASHORE
– ART TO SAVE THE SEA?
Washed Ashore is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the arts to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways and to spark positive changes in consumer habits.
Founder and Director, Angela Haseltine Pozzi, began this project in 2010 with the help of interns, apprentices, a small dedicated staff and thousands of community volunteers. Together, under Angela’s direction, they began creating artwork made completely from garbage collected from beaches.
Now, over 18 tons of marine debris has been removed from beaches and processed into 60 works of art which travel the country to raise awareness and teach about the tragedy facing sea life in the world’s oceans.
- Every piece of plastic was once purchased by someone, discarded, became waterborne, and landed on a beach where someone else picked it up and made a difference. Please Remember Every Action Counts!