Some things we’ve done


  • Established the first student chapter of The Plastic Ocean Project

  • Helped establish over 30+ Ocean Friendly Establishments in Collaboration with Ginger Taylor at WB Keep It Clean and Cape Fear Surfrider

  • Helped establish Hope Spot: Hatteras via Mission Blue Alliance
    See our video down below!

  • Have 150+ active members

  • Helped remove thousands of pounds of debris each year from our coastlines through our weekly coastal and inland sweeps

  • Hosted 1st Annual Plastics to Art Gala at Expo 216, 2016

  • Hosted 2nd Annual Plastics to Art Gala at Expo 216, 2017

  • Hosted 3rd Annual Plastics to Art Gala at Expo 216, 2018

  • Hosted 1st Annual Sustain to Sound Benefit Concert, 2017

  • Hosted a beach cleanup on Masonboro Island as a part of International Coastline Cleanup Day, 2017

  • Took part in the Breath for Ohana Board Swap (Sell a board to save a life),2017

  • UNCW POP collaborated with some of the Top NGO and Grass Roots organizations to make a sustainable and progressive change to protecting our oceans, 2017

  • Hosted 2nd Annual Sustain with Sound Music & Arts Festival, 2018

  • Earth Day beach cleanup and Hope Spot awareness event, 2018

  • Stop Sucking Campaign - Ban on Straws on UNCW campus

  • UNCW POP and Surfrider Cape Fear Chapter participated in the Carolina Beach Christmas tree dune restoration, 2018


  • Adidas x Parley Plastic Shoe Winner, Arisa Yoon

  • “Outstanding Graduate in International Business,” Lee Mauldin

  • Boseman Gallery Exhibition, Maddie Bowen

  • UNCW 2016 Student Organization of the Year

  • UNCW 2016 Outstanding Education Program of the Year

  • UNCW 2017 Outstanding Education Program of the Year, Danielle Gutierrez

  • UNCW 2018 Outstanding Education Program of the Year, Stop Sucking Week Campaign