October 6, 2013

The DC Chapter’s RAPtober Distributed, Virtual Cleanup

DC chapter members, here’s the deal: we’re not planning a location-specific cleanup this month, but we still want to take part in Surfrider’s RAPtober month of rising above plastics, so we’ve decided to hold a distributed, virtual cleanup! Here’s how we’d like you to help out:

(1) While you’re out on the water, at the beach, or running errands today, pick up at least two pieces of plastic litter to throw away, but don’t throw it out yet!

(2) Take a quick pic of the trash with your mobile device.

(3) Post the photo to either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #raptober and mention @surfriderdc.

(4) Ok, now throw it out (or recycle, if possible).

At the end of the month, we’ll collect all those images uploaded and create a digital collage of the trash collected. If you don’t have an Instagram or Twitter account and don’t want to set one up, just email your picture to chair@dc.surfrider.org and we’ll make sure it gets into the right hands.

Here’s an example of a chapter member posting their findings to Instagram, with the comment: “I went kayaking on the Anacostia today and picked up all of this just floating by me. Perfect timing for #raptober @surfriderdc”

Have fun with this! ┬áIt’s virtual…and distributed…and helps clean up your local waters/community!

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