Our programs ARE AIMED AT reducing the IMPACT
of single-use plastic and enabling children
to live healthy, eco-friendly lives.
Clean, free drinking water for every student
The Rob Machado Foundation donates water filling stations to schools so that students have access to clean, filtered water without having to purchase single-use plastic water bottles. Reusable water bottles are either donated or made available for student purchase, with the profits going straight back into school programs. The Water Station program is a fantastic opportunity to engage your school in an environmental program that will positively impact them every day.
A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO PROTECT OUR BEACHES
We hold monthly beach cleanups at Cardiff State Beach. Volunteers meet at the north end of the Cardiff Reef parking lot and walk from Cardiff towards Seaside. We welcome corporate groups, school clubs and individuals to participate. At morning cleanups, free coffee is provided by Zumbar Coffee, and Sambazon gives each volunteer a voucher for a free acai bowl. Evening cleanups often include post-cleanup snacks like pizza. It's a great way to engage with your local community and the RMF!
KEEPING LITTER OUT OF THE OCEAN WITH COVERED TRASH CANS.
When Rob founded this program, local beaches were riddled with litter due to disintegrating trash cans. The trash that seagulls were taking from the open-top cans was eventually ending up in the water. RMF provided secure, covered cans to Seaside and Cardiff state beaches with the goal of expanding to other beach communities.
DURABLE RECYCLING BINS IN HIGH-NEED SPACES.
Our recycling program started after we realized that many of the schools' athletic fields had neither trash nor recycling bins. After weekend sports games, plastic bottles and other litter was often scattered across the fields. RMF sourced bins made from 95% recycled materials for several school fields, and have expanded the program to solve recycling needs.