behind the scenes with T.A.P.

There is a lot more to T.A.P. than what you see along a path!

T.A.P. teamed up with San Diego Parks and Recreation, which allowed us to launch our first feasibility study at the Allied Gardens Community Park on November 1st, 2022. Immediately, park staff noticed a marked reduction in their litter workload, as it allowed park users an easy and convenient way to tap into their altruistic desire to pitch in and remove litter.  Surveys of the grounds maintenance workers share that their litter pickup tasks have been reduced by as much as 50%! This really "happys up" the staff seeing the public care for the park they manage.  

T.A.P. has also teamed up with San Diego Mesa College's Bio 200 class. This is a statistics course where students learn methods and gain experience in defining and solving problems. The students collect population & environmental data, form and test hypotheses, and draw conclusions based on their analyses. T.A.P. allows students to apply their new statistical knowledge to real-life experiences. T.A.P., in turn, benefits by having a respected professor of Mathematical Ecology & Biostatistics oversee a study to validate our belief in the positive effects our project has on the test area. It then enables us to expand our efforts to other locations, to empower the public to partner with us to help keep their communities litter-free. NOTE: the results & conclusion from their studies show a 50% decrease in litter that was 100%  due to the installation of the T.A.P. project! 

Due to the impressive positive feedback and results from the public, Parks & Rec, the Biostatistics class, Girl Scouts, church groups, daycares, and many others,  T.A.P. has been expanding our reach and is now in 5 city parks (see Mapping T.A.P.'s Growth)

Allied Gardens Community Park, site of 1st feasibility study

As of April 2023, the comments we receive are STILL on the order of "excitement"!

Locals who visit their community parks where T.A.P. is installed have been observed to remove litter in abutting neighborhoods and open areas using the T.AP. tools! Those who have walked with the grabber tool in hand said it is "A feel-good activity". People describe their feelings as "Awesome", "Energized", "Peaceful", "Proud", "Excited" and "Fulfilled".

Dog walkers use T.A.P. while walking their pups (they hold the net in their leash hand).  Young families have been noticed going into the open mid-fields of the park laughing while hunting for water bottle caps and hair ties.

So much good is happening due to T.A.P. that the City of San Diego made an official proclamation naming February 14th, 2023 "the Total Altruism Project Day"...and the mayor and council members  started organizing the proclamation in less than 2 months from when T.A.P. was first installed at a small community park!

As others have said: What's NOT to love about T.A.P.?

The Total Altruism Project.         T.A.P. Into It.

* We are defining "sanitary" as something (a piece of litter) you felt comfortable handling.

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Our Website Designer added this section that we would like to fill with something clever and informative...but we are not sure what to place here.      If you have an idea, send us an email...and maybe an image or two.  (we want to keep the center, spinning earth and just change the content below, and possibly change the images of the forest canopy and city skyline)  

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It's amazing what a website designer will have filled the website with that one doesn't discover until after launch date!



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