California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach presents
S.H.A.P.E.: Sustainable Hubs and Public Engagement
Creating a trash-free Long Beach through community, research and technology.

The picturesque sandy shorelines of Long Beach that many remember are now considered to be among the most polluted in California. S.H.A.P.E. aims to turn the challenge of garbage pollution into an opportunity by transforming Long Beach into a trash-free beach community with hubs that provide visitors easy access to cleanup resources, along with the social encouragement needed to keep the beaches clean. The project emphasizes four main objectives: encouragement, time, community engagement and sanitation. The goal is to inspire and engage the community with impactful beach clean-up events where participants can witness the positive change they create and leave a lasting legacy.

Faculty Lead:
Heather Barker

Cho Chen, Gabe Gutierrez, Lindsay Harrison, Sofia Ingegno, Shrey Patel, Zheming “Bill” Qiao, Louis Santos, Keira Wong

Collaborating Partners:
Design Student Association, Human Experience Design Interactions, Association of Future Firefighters LBCC, Councilmember Mary Zendejas, Long Beach City Council District 1, Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Aligned LA County Sustainability Plan Goals:
Goal 1: Resilient and healthy community environments where residents thrive in place. Goal 6: Accessible parks, beaches, recreational waters, public lands, and public spaces that create opportunities for respite, recreation, ecological discovery, and cultural activities. Goal 9: Sustainable production and consumption of resources.

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