Welcome to Global Sustainability Group

A grassroots organization dedicated to the sustainability of our planet and those that call it home. 

About Us

Founded by high school students, we are a not-for profit organization dedicated to helping where and when we can in Brevard County, Florida and Boulder County, Colorado as well as globally when the opportunity arises

Founding Members

Luke Marzano

Jessica Marzano

Projects and Issues Important to Us

Ocean Projects

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  1. Elimination of plastics in the Indian River and Beaches of Brevard
  2. Removal of discarded monofilament fishing line
  3. Marine ecology education
  4. Population surveys on coral reef biodiversity

Land Projects

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  1. Physical and financial support for the Arbor Day tree giveaway & Oaks 4 Oak St. Campaign
  2. Physical and Financial support for the "PICK IT UP" campaign
  3. Encouraging the use of compostable restaurant take away materials
  4. Physical support of hiking and biking trail maintenance 


Human Projects

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  1. Financial support for Doctors without Borders
  2. Physical and financial support for HOPE clinic in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  3. Physical and financial support for various orphanages in South Africa (Two Sisters and Etafeni)
  4. Supporting education in environmental stewardship

Accomplishments

Trees, Trash, and Tides

  • Total # volunteer hours: 122
  • Total # volunteers: 36
  • Volunteers with the most hours: Ally Richards & Aidan Gocek
  • Total weight of trash picked up: 181 lbs
  • Total # of trees planted: 6
  • Earth Day Party: April 20, 2019: Entertainment provided by 4 volunteers
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting: April 26, 2019: 4 volunteers planted 2 trees
  • Environmental Literacy: May 01, 2019: 1 article submitted for publication
  • Oaks4OakSt. Campaign: May 23, 2019: 4 volunteers planted 4 trees
  • Pick It Up Campaign: Beach Clean Up: May 05, 2019: 15 volunteers collected 18lbs of trash from Melbourne Beach; 
  • Pick It Up Campaign: Trash Fishing Contest: June 08, 2019: 22 volunteers netted 153 lbs of trash from Indian River Lagoon
  • Pick It Up Campaign: Boulder Creek Clean Up: June 22, 2019: 4 volunteers removed 10 lbs of trash

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Upcoming Events

Sept 7, 2019: Pick it Up Campaign: West End Bahamas beach clean up and reef check.

Purposely designed to be the weekend AFTER Labor Day to help the locals clean up after all the holiday partying. We will spend the mornings cleaning up trash and the mid day doing reef checks when the visibility is at its peak. UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Dorian, we will attempt to reach the Bahamas to provide any assistance we can.

Sept 20, 2019: 5:30pm-7pm: Oaks 4 Oak St. Tree Planting

We will be planting an additional 5 Oak Trees on Oak St, Melbourne Beach. 

We need volunteers- volunteer hours, snacks & drinks will be provided. 

Sign up at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4eabae2fa0f94-oaks

Sept 21, 2019: 9am-3pm: Support Surfrider Foundation at International Coastal Cleanup


Come out for a fun day in the sun, while helping the environment. 

This is being held in conjunction with the Surfrider Class Surf Festival at Sebastian Inlet State Park. 

Bring a refillable water bottle (no plastic allowed!) 

Oct 4, 2019:5:30pm-7pm: Oaks 4 Oak St. Tree Planting

We will be planting an additional 5 Oak Trees on Oak St, Melbourne Beach. 

We need volunteers- volunteer hours, snacks & drinks will be provided. 

Sign up at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4eabae2fa0f94-oaks

Oct 19, 2019: Pick it Up Campaign: Mount Sanitas hike and trail clean: Boulder Colorado

We will be meeting at the trailhead at 9 am and plan to hike up to the summit picking up trash along the way. Bring an empty backpack to help haul some of the trash off the mountain. Lunch at West Flanders Brewery on Pearl Street at noon. 

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100% of net proceeds go into our projects

Media Director: Jessica Marzano . Director of Membership and Marketing: Luke Marzano

Global Sustainability Group