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Global Cities Preventing Plastic Pollution


We're exploring the planet for local inspiration and innovation.

Our mission is to enable cities to cost-effectively prevent plastic pollution by adopting innovative approaches. Communities can learn from each other by using proven techniques to decrease the amount of plastic pollution generated, thereby eliminating it before it spreads to landscapes, storm drains and waterways.

Partially funded by National Geographic.


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Bringing People Toegether for Clean Water and a Healthy Ocean

The Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programs, public arts projects, and community events. It was founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland who may be best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals. 

The Wyland Foundation started the U.S. National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation in 2011 to harness the influence that mayors have with their residents to adopt behaviors that benefit people and the environment.  The Challenge is a non-profit community service program to assist cities in promoting good environmental stewardship. The program is a way for cities to generate community enthusiasm for saving water, energy, and reducing plastic and other types of pollution. The pledges add up.  In 2019, residents from 1,000 U.S. cities in all 50 states made 618,000 online pledges to conserve three billion gallons of water, save energy, reduce waste.  Learn more at


The Wyland Foundation is providing art prints by Wyland to be awarded by random drawing for survey participation. Sweepstakes Rules found here


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