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The Project3R 5 in 5 Beach Clean Up Tour Was a Success!

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Thank you to everyone who participated inProject3R’s 5 in 5 Cleanup Tour! We completed five clean ups in 5 weekends, starting with Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles, then Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Ensenada, Mexico and wrapping it up in Oceanside.

We are so grateful for all of our amazing sponsors and volunteers who made this possible. Our goal was to collect 1,000 pounds of trash from the coastline, and we surpassed that with a total trash count of 1,769 pounds! All of the recyclable items were sorted from the trash at each cleanup and over 100 abandoned beach toys were separated to be cleaned up and donated. A huge shout out to the following companies for supporting us for this 5 event campaign. You helped make this happen.


And of course, our amazing volunteer squad starting with our Youth Leadership Board and everyone who came out and made a big difference at each event. Thank you to the Orange County Register for highlighting the events.

More photos at each event posted in our photo gallery page. I’m taking a few months off of organizing big beach clean up efforts but everyone is always welcome to join me on Sunday evenings at Doheny Beach in Dana Point, CA when I do my weekly beach clean ups. Just send me an email if you’d like to join me. #maketheseatrashfree

Ryan’s 5 Beach Clean Ups in 5 Weeks Featured by OC Register

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Ryan Hickman developed a passion for recycling before he was in elementary school; now a ninth-grader at San Juan Hills High, he’s educated thousands of his peers around the globe on why they should care about keeping plastics and other debris out of the ocean.

“The trash ends up in the ocean, and animals are eating it,” the 14-year-old said. “Picking up a piece of trash may save a turtle’s life.”

And, he’s picked up more than a piece. Since 2012, he estimates that he and others who helped him have collected some 2 million bottles and cans from beaches, lakes and rivers.

On Saturday, April 20, Hickman, with a bunch of volunteers who follow him and Project 3R, the nonprofit he created, will start a five-week campaign to remove trash from five beaches along the Southern California coast and from some in Mexico. The effort kicks off at Dockweiler Beach in Playa Del Rey, and will include other teen influencers among the volunteers.



Ryan and Project3R Featured at 2 Hockey Games This Week!

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On 4/9/24, it was another super fun GREEN NIGHT at the Honda Center with the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. The Ducks won the game against the Los Angeles Kings, we had an awesome recycle drive before the game, I was on the jumbotron and I got to ride the Zamboni! Thank you to the Youth Leadership Board of Project3R for helping make a difference and to everyone who recycled with us and cleaned the beach last week with us. Thank you Anaheim Ducks Foundation for supporting Project3R. #GoDucks!
As if that wasn’t enough excitement, I got invited by the Los Angeles Kings to drop the puck to start the game against the Calgary Flames on 4/11 – it was my second Jumbotron appearance and Zamboni ride of the week! I had an amazing time at the game last night. Thank you Kings Care Foundation, the LA Kings and Mercury Insurance. Congratulations to the Kings on clinching a playoff spot with the win.

Apr 1st Freeway Faceoff Beach Clean Up

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This week we put together a great beach clean up event in Long Beach, California with the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. This was our third annual event and this year Mercury Insurance was involved with making this event happen. We had a great turnout and we filmed our new Project3R tv commercial that you might see if you live in Southern California or attend a Kings or Ducks game next week. We picked up 858 lbs of trash which is a new record for us and we had a lot of fun!
I also got to meet Hall of Fame hockey player (and president of the Kings), Luc Robitaille. This coming week, We’ll be recycling at the Ducks/Kings game at the Honda Center with our Project3R Youth Leadership Team. Bring a can or bottle to recycle at the game and you might win some cool prizes. I’ll also be at the Kings game on the 11th at the Crypto Arena to drop the puck to start the game. Thank you everyone who came out and helped in Long Beach and I’ll see everyone at the next beach clean up!

NHL Green Beach Clean Up with LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks & Mercury Insurance on Monday, April 1, 2024.

NHL Green Beach Clean Up with LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks & Mercury Insurance on Monday, April 1, 2024.

NHL Green Beach Clean Up with LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks & Mercury Insurance on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Keynote Speaking at WorkWonder Con

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I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to upload photos from this fun event until now. Last month I got invited to speak at WorkWonder Con in Los Angeles about my recycling efforts and I had a great time meeting everyone. The event was an exclusive day-long convention designed by youth for youth that builds professional skills and connects employers to talented young people ready to thrive in the workforce. The team behind WorkWonder Con will be helping me at a future beach clean up event soon!