My Blue Heart Projects

We are addressing global environmental problems, working towards a greener future and a cleaner ocean. We currently have six projects in motion, which are as follows:

Project Litter, Project Recycle, Project Seabed, Project Toxic, Project Tanks and Project Ocean.

Project Litter

We are cleaning up beaches and rivers across the UK, recycling the litter that we find. We create posters with an impact to post on social media, to educate the public.

 

Education

  • Posting regularly on social media platforms. Posting videos of the My Blue Heart ‘Project Litter’ in action. Showing the litter found on our beach and rivers cleans.
  • Regularly creating and uploading posters to social medias, educating the public on the impact caused by littering. Posting on Facebook, Instagram and blogging on our website. 
  • Accessing education and public schools to discuss current issues using art based images. Aiming at teaching children ranging between 4-16 yrs. 
  • Creating short videos which are educational to the children of today with the same art-based images. 

Actions

  • Beach & river cleans – Performing regular beach and river cleans, gathering the litter found and recycling it.
  • Visiting schools discussing the impact of littering has on the environment. Using art-based education teaching the younger generation. 
  • Individual surveys to be carried out per litter pick, along with video footage to pick up any problematic areas. Surveys will be actioned, notifying officials if needed. Repeated cleans to the same area if necessary.
  • All litter found will be correctly recycled and disposed of.
  • Creating easy to read documents with pie charts explaining litter found on clean ups and uploading them onto our website.  
  • Supporting other charities and non-profit organisations with similar values. Helping each other and getting involved making a difference together.                                                                                                                           
Art-based Education
    • Bee Plastic Free.
    • One Less Mask - Keep track of masks sold and publish the 'One Less' program to announce our progress.
    • 60p For The Sick Sea - Posters and Donorbox donations.
    • Pound For The Proper Plastic Problem - Posters and Donorbox donations
    • Proper Plastic Problem - Sharing all plastic items found on social medias to educate the public. 
    • Keep it Clean
    • Hey you... butt dropper
    • Dark side poster

    Project Recycle

    Cleaning up beaches and rivers, recycling the litter found. Educating the public about the importance of recycling.

     

    Education

    • Posting regularly on social media platforms. Posting videos of the My Blue Heart ‘Project Recycle’ in action. Showing the litter found on beach cleans and rivers. Then dividing up the litter into correct recycling groups and recycling it.
    • Regularly uploading posters to social media discussing the importance of recycling. Posting on Facebook, Instagram and on the website blog.
    • Educating the public using art-based images. Posts about recycling logos, how to recycle, what to recycle, becoming plastic free, the alternatives, the impact of plastic pollution and littering. 
    • Accessing education and public schools to discuss current issues using art based images. Aiming to teach children ranging between 4-16 years of age. 
    • Creating short videos that are educational for the children of today with the same art-based images. 

    Actions

    • Beach & river cleans – Performing regular beach and river cleans, gathering the litter found and recycling it.
    • Visiting  schools discussing the importance of recycling and the impact plastic has on the environment. Using art-based education to teach the younger generation. 
    • Individual surveys to be carried out per litter pick, along with video footage to pick up any problematic areas. Surveys will be actioned, notifying officials if needed. Repeated cleans to the same area if necessary.
    • All litter found will be correctly recycled and disposed of.
    • Visiting recycle centres to understand all procedures taken once we have actively recycled. Problems we do not identify that recycle centres struggle with through our lack of knowledge. Educating with findings.
    • Widely pushing posters about the environmental damage disposable masks are making. Approaching businesses using disposable masks and encouraging for them to use re-usable.
    • Producing our very own My Blue Heart handmade masks and selling on My Green Heart. Actioning 'One Less Mask', 'If You Must Mask Make It Re-usable' and 'Choose Two Re-use'. 
    • Sourcing clothing garments or crafts that use recycled litter like plastic. Obtaining and selling in My Green Heart shop as My Blue Heart merchandise. 
    Supporting other charities and non-profit organisations with similar values. Helping each other and getting involved making a difference together.                                                                                                                         
    Art-based Education
      • Bee Plastic Free
      • If You Must Mask Make It Re-usable - tackling disposable masks.
      • Choose Two Re-use.
      • One Less Mask - Keep track of masks sold and publish the 'One Less' program to announce our progress.
      • 60p For The Sick Sea - Posters and Donorbox donations.
      • Pound For The Proper Plastic Problem - Posters and Donorbox donations
      • Proper Plastic Problem - Sharing all plastic items found on social medias to educate the public. 

      Project Seabed

      Cleaning up the seabed and riverbed. This being a bit more of a tricky project, we know that by the experience we have in our team it is possible. All we require is the correct paperwork, equipment and qualifications needed to carry it out safely.

      Education

      • Posting regularly on social media platforms. Posting videos of the My Blue Heart ‘Project Seabed’ scuba diving experiences. Showing the litter found on the seabed or the metal detecting treasures found by the ‘Blue Heart Treasure Hunter’.
      • Regularly uploading posters to social media using litter found on the seabed to make an art-based impact image. Posting on Facebook, Instagram and the website.
      • Educating the public via art-based images about global warming, coral bleaching, bycatching and littering.

      Actions

      • Seabed Cleans – Performing and recording regular scuba dives, litter picking the seabed as a closed event.
      • ‘Blue Heart Treasure Hunter’ - Performing and recording scuba dives, metal detecting on the seabed or beach as a closed event.
      • Individual surveys to be carried out per dive, along with video footage to pick up any problematic areas. Surveys will be actioned, notifying officials if needed. Repeat dives to the same area if necessary.
      • All litter found will be correctly recycled and disposed of.
      • All items found on treasure hunts will be returned to original owners, recycled or sold - money received will be donated to My Blue Heart.
      • During the scuba dives, to record any evidence of animal cruelty or habitat destruction to share with the public, use to educate or keep as evidence.

      Art-based Education

      • 60p For The Sick Sea - Posters and Donorbox donations.
      • Pound For The Proper Plastic Problem - Posters and Donorbox donations.
      • Blue Heart Treasure Hunter - Uploading on YouTube channel
      • Proper Plastic Problem - Sharing all plastic items found on social medias to educate the public. 

      Project Toxic

      We understand that once flushed down the toilet, once rinsed down the sink... all lead back to the ocean. We aim to educate the do's and the don'ts.

       

      Education

      • Educating ourselves more about the toxic chemicals found in the ocean. Learning about the harmful products causing environmental issues. Then sharing our findings with the public.  
      • Regularly creating and uploading posters to social medias, educating the public on the impact caused by toxic chemicals or toxic products. Posting on Facebook, Instagram and blogging on our website.
      • Create / share posters showing the impact of toxic products, nothing too graphic.   
      • Sharing with the public alternative products that can be used instead, that have less or no impact on the environment. 

      Actions

      • Contacting environmental agencies to discuss common problems faced and common items flushed down the toilet.
      • Using that information to create our posters with impact to share on our social medias.
      • Researching alternative chemicals / products replacing the toxic ones, to guide the public into a more eco-friendly and sustainable future.
      • Sell alternatives in the My Blue Heart shop online.
      • Visiting schools discussing what is being flushed down the toilet highlighting the do's and don'ts. Using art-based education to teach the younger generation.                                                                                
      Art-based Education
        • Bee Plastic Free.
        • One Less Mask - Keep track of masks sold and publish the 'One Less' program to announce our progress.
        • 60p For The Sick Sea - Posters and Donorbox donations.
        • Pound For The Proper Plastic Problem - Posters and Donorbox donations
        • Proper Plastic Problem - Sharing all plastic items found on social medias to educate the public. 
        • Keep it Clean
        • Hey you... butt dropper
        • 4 P's down the toilet 

        Project Tanks

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        Actions

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        Art-based Education
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        More information to follow...

        Project Ocean

        It's all about the education, not only for the public but for My Blue Heart. Researching and understanding the problems faced.

         

        Education

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        Actions

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        Art-based Education
        • 60p For The Sick Sea - Posters and Donorbox donations.
        • Pound For The Proper Plastic Problem - Posters and Donorbox donations
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         More information to follow...

        Thank you for taking time to read through our projects. We will be working hard at each project and we understand that some issues we face will be constant. My Blue Heart are a non-profit organisation, so we rely heavily on donations but we also try to create our own income via our shop in order to be able to keep working on our projects. 

        Your help and support will always be welcomed.

        Thank you 

        Kindest regards

        Rebecca Ounsworth 

        Director / Founder of My Blue Heart - Marine Conservation