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Over 2.2 million litter items reach our Bay every day from our two urban rivers. 

That's more than 1,500 every minute.

Your donation will limit damage to marine life, human health, and the economy. 

Donations to the EcoCentre have allowed local leaders to lead community action against plastic pollution: 

• Emily Hui discovered a passion for citizen science through volunteering with the EcoCentre, whether she analyses microplastic samples or collects water samples for the Sunscreen Project, and aims to inspire people to take individual actions to improve our environment and climate. 

• Sam Perkins, Venturer leader for the Brighton Sea Scouts, turned his personal passion into statewide community action, inspiring over 30 Scouts groups across Victoria to participate in microplastic litter audits across the state.

• Chenxin Tu worked with the EcoCentre to empower Chinese-Australian communities, including those who don't speak English, to take positive environmental community action.

Donate $50 for wildlife conservation - fund the planting of vital penguin habitat in St Kilda, to protect our local colony of more than 1,500 penguins from the effects of erosion. Donate $100 for citizen science - fund 1 hour of microplastic analysis, to track the volume and sources of plastic pollution in the Bay so we can advocate for policy change; Donate $500 for education and leadership - fund sustainability workshops for students and professional development workshops for teachers, delivered to over 7,600 students and teachers each year; or donate what you can - your funds, whether once-off or monthly, will go towards preventing plastic pollution in the Bay.

Donate to end plastic pollution in our Bay.

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.