OPDERA - Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness

The Truth About Plastic Waste In The Worlds Oceans

aka OPDERA.ORG   |   Reno, NV   |  https://www.opdera.org

Mission

OPDERA – Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness A nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), is dedicated to raising awareness about plastic debris in the world’s oceans. We do this through social and community education, conducting research and collecting data during voyages to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and working with other like-minded organizations. We collect data from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in various manners to help researchers and research organizations obtain the information they need to conduct this critical research. The environmental disaster taking place in the world’s oceans, right before our eyes, is of catastrophic proportions. We provide data, education, and resources to raise awareness of this disaster to mobilize millions of people to help.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Capt. Russ Johnson

Main address

255 N Sierra St Unit 609

Reno, NV 89501 USA

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EIN

83-4112580

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Marine Science and Oceanography (U21)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (D05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ocean Plastic Awareness

Raising awareness of the environmental disaster of plastic waste in the oceans of the world. We do this through social and community education, conducting research and collecting data during voyages to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and working with other like-minded organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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OPDERA - Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Capt. Russ Johnson

Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research And Awareness

Term: 2019 - 2030

Janell Clark

Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness

Rafi Azim-Khan

Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness

Russ Johnson

OPDERA - Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/05/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/05/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.