For the past several seasons we’ve teamed up with United By Blue (UBB), an apparel and accessory company dedicated to ocean conservation. For each of the 100% organic cotton UBB/Horny Toad collab tees sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from our world’s waterways (which is a total win-win since our UBB collab t-shirts are so awesome).
Stores that carry the shirts are encouraged to get involved in UBB’s cleanup efforts by co-hosting a cleanup of a nearby waterway or beach. Check out this video of the beach cleanup our Freeport, Maine store hosted with UBB on June 8th at the beautiful Winslow Park:
There was a turnout of about 15 people (all locals), plus five Toads and three UBBers (the forecast was for torrential rain, so it deterred a lot of people, but it ended up being a beautiful morning).
We collected 800 pounds of trash, including one toothbrush, a trail sign, lots of styrofoam and wood from abandoned docks.
The commitment of our volunteers was super inspiring, and we’re really hoping to see them again next year!
Interested in getting involved with a UBB waterway cleanup in your community? Of course you are! You can learn more about volunteering or organizing your own cleanup here.