THE TAKE 3 MESSAGE IS SIMPLE:

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

Take 3 is an Australian not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2009 by surfing enthusiast, Amanda Marechal, marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk and environmentalist, Tim Silverwood.

Take 3 are committed to reducing plastic pollution and promoting the transition to a circular economy through education and participation. Our message is simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere special, and you’ve made a difference.

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

It was a simple idea – to take 3 pieces of trash from the beach – that ignited the #Take3forthesea movement. The idea was born in Australia in 2008 when Mandy & Roberta’s had a discussion about the ever-growing problem of marine debris.

Tim joined forces with Mandy and Roberta in 2009 and the team developed a plan to take the idea to wider audiences. Take 3 officially registered as an organisation in 2010 and were soon awarded the inaugural Taronga Conservation Society’s Green Grant and a $50 000 prize. With the grant, Take 3 took flight, setting up education programs in NSW, Australia.

Through the tireless work of the 3 co-founders and many helpful volunteers, Take 3 have built the organisation from a grassroots project to become a leading voice on plastic pollution, and importantly, solutions. In 2017 Take 3 achieved deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, meaning, that donations to Take 3 over $2 are now tax deductible in Australia.

Take 3 are a now an international organisation with participation in 129 countries (on Instagram). It’s Take 3’s mission to reduce global plastic pollution through education and participation. Take 3 deliver education programs in schools, surf clubs and communities in Australia and use social media to inspire broad audiences to take action to reduce plastic pollution using the #take3forthesea hashtag.

We urge you to get involved with #take3forthesea and to support our growing movement. Donations to Take 3 are invested into programs and activities to educate & inspire audiences and reduce global plastic pollution.

The Take 3 message has never been louder. Please educate, participate & share the Take 3 vision for clean oceans.

Join the #Take3forthesea movement today.

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 to #Take3fortheSea

Take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere!

Snap and share a photo with #Take3fortheSea to inspire others

Support our movement and reduce your plastic footprint

What We Do

SCHOOLS EDUCATION

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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CLEAN UP ACTIVITIES

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OUR TEAM

Tim Silverwood

Co-founder and CEO

Amanda Marechal

Co-founder and Education Manager

Roberta Dixon-Valk

Co-founder and Programs Manager

Giselle Coates

Accounts and Office Manager

Sarah Beard

Surf Life Saving Clubs Program Manager

Debbi Venter

Project Support

Michelle Blewitt

Northern Beaches (NSW) Coordinator

Madeleine Bell

Customer Service and Communications

Jack Farley

Social Media Assistant

Harry Patchett

Social Media Strategy

Tim Landells

Program Support

Corina McGuire

Education Coordinator

Monica Mudge

SLSC Program Manager

Georgia Girdler

Ambassador Coordinator

Emilee Deal

Volunteer Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Peter Janssen

Chair

Adam Freeman
Amanda Choy
Amanda Marechal
Amy Somes
Gill McLaren
Roberta Dixon-Valk
Sandrina Postorino
Stephen Lloyd-Jones

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 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

Hunter Jones

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