THE TAKE 3 MESSAGE IS SIMPLE:

Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you’ve made a difference.

Take 3 are a not-for- profit organisation established in 2009 based in Sydney, Australia.

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

Pick it up. Bin it. #TAKE3FORTHESEA

HISTORY

Take 3 was born in 2009 when surfing enthusiast, Amanda Marechal, and marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk developed a simple idea to tackle the ever-growing problem of marine debris.

Joining forces with environmentalist, Tim Silverwood, the team developed a plan and officially registered Take 3 in mid 2010. In 2011, Take 3 was awarded the inaugural Taronga Conservation Society’s Green Grant and a $50,000 prize. The prize, exposure and support from Taronga helped build the organisation and provided Take 3 with the confidence to expand.

The rest, as they say, is history.

VISION AND MISSION

Our vision is to be a leader in significantly reducing plastic pollution in Australia and around the globe.

Our mission is to significantly reduce global plastic pollution through education and participation.

HOW IT WORKS

Plastic gets into the ocean in all sorts of ways but most of it comes from land. By preventing the problem in the first place, we can start to make a real impact in reducing plastic pollution.

Whenever you’re at a beach, waterway or anywhere in the great outdoors, simply take 3 pieces of rubbish away with you and you’ve made a difference.

Picking up other people’s rubbish may not be a natural instinct, but our supporters find that they pick up many more than 3 items once they get started!

Join together with friends to Take 3, or make it a mindful moment of your daily or weekly routine and you’ll create a new habit that’s good for both you and the planet!

If you want to share what you’ve collected, take a picture and upload it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #Take3fortheSea and logging the location. We can then record the number of items that are being removed and measure the tangible difference we’re making as a collective!

OUR TEAM

Tim Silverwood

Co-founder and CEO

Amanda Marechal

Co-founder and Education Manager

Roberta Dixon-Valk

Co-founder & Programs Manager

Giselle Coates

Accounts and Office Manager

Sarah Beard

Surf Life Saving Clubs Program Manager

Debbi Venter

Project Support

Chantelle Hayek

Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle Blewitt

Northern Beaches (NSW) Coordinator

Madeleine Bell

Communications Assistant

Samantha Starling

Social Media Assistant

Harry Patchett

Social Media Coordinator

Regan Jade Taylor

Guardians Program Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amanda Marechal

Roberta Dixon-Valk

Sarah Beard

AMBASSADORS

Adrian Buchan

Harley Ingleby

Matt Draper

Kai Otton

Ben Player

Belinda Baggs

Russell Ord

Lily Pollard

Jess Leitmanis

Craig Parry

Adrian Emerton

Luke Shadbolt

russ-mollony

Russ Molony

Tim O’Connor

Russell Quinn

Spencer Barnes

10 year old surfer Jake Feher pictured at Maroubra Beach

Jake Feher

Kerry Langdon-Down

Julia Wheeler

Julia Wheeler

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