Large Scale Cleanups



Upcoming Events

More than a Beach Cleanup

Our large-scale cleanups are hands-on and engaging community beach cleanups held across the islands. With a focus on fun and education, our goal  is to take grass-roots action to inspire global change. Plastic Pollution is an overwhelming issue and with the help of thousands of volunteers, over half a million pounds of debris have been removed from our coastlines. However, what we’ve learned along the way is that cleaning can only do so much. It is not the solution; cleanups are the gateway to behavior change. After spending a couple of hours doing the hard work with the SCH crew, we know that you will never look at plastic the same.Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i cleanups are immersive, inspiring people to look deeper into the products they purchase and use on a daily basis. Together, we can turn off the tap to plastic pollution by changing how we consume and asking more from the businesses that provide us with goods and services. We’ll never ask you to be perfect at cleanups, just to take notice and be part of a community of positive change.

What can I expect from a large-scale cleanup?

All we ask you to bring is a reusable water bottle, reef-safe sunscreen, an open mind, and your ʻohana. The rest is on us as an offering for your time and efforts:

  • Cleanup supplies like gloves, bags, buckets, sifters, knives, and loppers (**volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools)
  • First-aid kits, hand sanitizer, and a safety briefing for volunteers
  • Water stations for refilling your reusable water bottle
  • Interactive activities for all ages with our trained SCH Educators, keiki games, and workshops
  • Live music and guest speakers
  • local vendors, farmers, and sustainably-sourced food options

**side note: we can almost always use volunteers to bring trucks to haul debris at cleanups!

How do I get involved in the next Large-scale Cleanup?

Getting involved with our large-scale cleanups is simple! Check out our upcoming events page to see if there is an SCH cleanup event coming to a location near you! Due to the size of our large-scale cleanups, we are able to host about 10 events a year, and try to get to as many neighbor islands as possible. If you are looking to sponsor an event, please visit our sponsorship page for more information.