Love A Sea Turtle - LAST is dedicated to creating a community for environmental sustainability through youth leadership development, service learning, conservation, nutrition education and nature-based outdoor programs, reducing food insecurity, and providing a platform for youth voice.
Our mission is accomplished through innovative programs and initiatives providing experiential learning, student leadership opportunities, and activities for youth to be exposed to real world situations, overcome their fears, spark new ideas and develop an appreciation, understanding, and desire to protect our environment.
Youth leaders initiate, develop and lead projects and programs they are passionate about to create positive change.
Community for Environmental Sustainability is a Community Garden & Orchard, Food Distribution and Nutrition Education program.
BEEhavior is a pollinator project incorporating bee hives, pollinator plants and environmental education in our Community Gardens and Orchard.
Cultural Explorations dig into the soil and roots of our community through cultural appreciation and exploration of ethnic contributions to our nation, and connects our environmental service programs utilizing food, research and social media.
The Environmental Droners utilize drone technology to locate trash debris areas to foster concern and create awareness of litter pollution.
Plastic Free NC creates awareness to help reduce, remove and provide alternatives to single use plastics.
The Better Bag Solution is an environmental awareness initiative to promote alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
Re-Battery Recycling program provides on-site bins for schools throughout the community to properly dispose of used batteries.
Grow Kindness program addresses food insecurity by providing reusable fabric garden bags, plants and seeds for community members to grow fresh produce.
cycLAST promotes healthy outdoor activities through cycling, bike collection drives to repair and donate bikes, and trail and greenway clean-ups.
We Stand celebrates and highlights historical minority community leaders and changemakers
River Guardians water monitoring program is part of the EarthEcho Water Challenge.
Paint The Drain storm water awareness and storm drain stencil program
The Floating Island project utilizes recycled materials to create filtering islands and increase natural habitats.
Keep Your Bottom Clean marine debris awareness program
Stow It-Don't Throw It monofilament recycling project
Upstream Downstream Connection outdoor nature-based programs
Youth Leadership Development
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