OVERDUE is an L.A. based non-profit grassroots group of volunteers. We are working to bring communities together by organizing daily trash pickups, beach and river cleanups and hiking events. We believe that by cleaning up our direct surroundings, we create a stronger and happier community to live in. Our larger mission is to inspire and educate communities to take action for a better tomorrow.
We know the most important key to solving our environmental problems is education at an early age. There are many ways that students can get involved with OVERDUE, including creating a student chapter, participating in events, and interning.
LOS ANGELES RIVER TRASH BOOM PROJECT
While working within the Lake Balboa section of the Los Angeles river, we have witnessed the harsh reality of waste contamination and its effects on wildlife. After observing a turtle who could not dive due to the styrofoam it ingested, we were moved to take action and set a goal to build a 'trash boom', a net-like barrier, in the river. With this, we at OVERDUE hope to stop the flow of trash and more easily clean up the river itself.