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Our oceans, seas, wetlands, and estuaries are threatened. At Seaside Sustainability, we're passionate about protecting and restoring our waterways and communities through education and action. Get involved. Together, we can make a difference.
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Seaside Sustainability proudly utilizes Seabins in our effort to clean local waterways. Seabins act as floating garbage cans, by intercepting floating debris, collecting macro and micro plastics, and even trapping surface oils and detergents
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Together with our allies, we advocated successfully for citywide bans on single-use plastics in Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport. We have now shared the documents we used with the public, so that others can use them to take action in their communities.


We believe that art can inform and inspire people to support a more sustainable world. Our collaboration with local Gloucester schools has produced bold and engaging student-created public art projects.


Our internship application portals are now open as of February 15th! Apply for our Summer 2021 session (held from April 19th to August 27th). All of our current projects are fully remote. Our teams work on a variety of projects, all with real-world impacts on the local and global level. Applications close on April 2nd. Apply soon!

TD Bank

Affinity Program

Do you have an account with TD Bank? Do you want to support an ocean conservation and environmental education organization at no cost to you? Seaside Sustainability is excited to participate in the TD Bank Affinity Program and we are looking for your support to make it a success!

150 Million Gallons Filtered

Our marine debris trawls filter microplastics and macroplastics directly from ocean water along Cape Ann. With each gallon filtered, we remove harmful, non-biodegradable substances that can hurt our local wildlife.


550 Students Educated in the Field

Through our marine science programs, more than 550 students have participated in hands-on experiences with endangered ecosystems, invasive species, and more.

3 Successful Single-Use Bans

Seaside has led successful campaigns in Gloucester, Rockport, and Essex to replace single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives. In fact, Rockport now boasts one of the most comprehensive plastic bans in the country!


During this challenging time, Seaside Sustainability has successfully worked to avoid disruptions caused by COVID-19 coronavirus, while at the same time acting responsibly to do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus. Our focus continues to be fulfilling our mission — to protect and restore our oceans by educating people of all ages about the critical issues that threaten our environment.  


We are supporting our collaborators, partners, staff, volunteers, interns, and the communities in which we operate and live. We will continue to closely monitor and assess the evolving situation and will be diligent about communicating on important issues.

In the meantime, feel free to browse our website, take a look at our new store, or consider donating. Please reach out with any questions!