What is MOOP?

Matter Out Of Place. MOOP can be litter or anything that was forgotten, dropped, or otherwise fell out of someone's consciousness. 

How can I join? 

You are invited to join our Facebook group, where more relevant information is shared, including future MOOPmissions. Please visit our Facebook fan page and don't forget to "like" us!

We are always recruiting MOOPagents, but invite participation on several levels.

A MOOPambassador helps spread the Leave No Trace message with a smile.

A MOOPertrooper is part of our growing youth contingent.

To be regognized as a MOOPagent or MOOPie on "active duty" you must successfully participate in an official Street Mission and adhere to the style guidelines.

To be included in the "active duty" roster for discounted festival entrance you must  prove your commitment to the project and participate in the different stages of preparation depending on your role.  

What is a MOOPwand and where can I get one?

The MOOPwand is a hinged suction cup reaching tool that makes life a lot more fun. This is the MOOPsquad weapon of choice, as it eliminates the need to bend down and pick something up.

You can aquire your own personal MOOPwand from us, or customize your own. 

We often use Ontel's Gopher as our base, but there are several different companies to choose from. These can be found at Target in the United States or online. Check out tips and tricks for upgrades to extend it's lifespan.

What can I do to help?

1. Pick up a piece of litter while someone is watching.
2. Become a MOOP ambassador and spread the Leave No Trace (LNT) message. 
3. Share your innovative upcycle ideas with us here
4. Encourage friends, family members, and strangers to join you for a MOOPmission
5. Donate your time, money, or other resources to the project
Are you a non-profit?

We are currently a self funded project and we are always looking for sponsors and other support. We plan to file for non-profit status in the future. Please contact us to make a donation or to support us in any way.
But where does it go? What is "away" if I can't throw it away? 

Use a pocket, or a sock. Carry a small plastic bag for stinky items like cigarette butts. We like to use our mobileMOOPbags with a ziplock insert. Check out DIY section for ideas on re-using items. Or www.terracycle.net to earn donation points toward a charity or non-profit you choose.