Non-Profit on Edge of Arctic Circle Inspires Hope For Change
“Every second breath we take comes from the oceans, that’s a fact.”
When Belén García Ovide talks about the oceans you can feel her getting carried away: sometimes with facts; always with argument; continually with enthusiasm. In all her discourse, however, the recurring theme is one of hope.
Six Weeks of Environmental Documentaries to Inform and Inspire
For 6 weeks between mid January and the first week of March, international environmental films will screen alongside the Green Market inside Campeche, Mexico’s historic walls.
Charlie Rolsky gives us a perspective of the challenges the last 2 years presented, as well as hope for a better future in 2022
The past few years have been a bit out of the ordinary, haven’t they? Here we are, in early 2022 and hoping to get off to a much better start than 2020 or even 2021.
One thing that comes from struggle is growth and the fields of ocean conservation or plastic pollution are not immune to this. So, what did we learn last year and what are we looking forward to changing in this year? I’ll highlight a few important trends.Read More
South African Creatives Alan van Gysen and Will Bendix Taking Media To The Heart Of Ocean Storytelling
By his own admission, Alan van Gysen hated the ocean as a child. His founding memories are of its scale compared to his childhood frame, and how overwhelming it felt. Years later though, he would become a young lifeguard, which then led to surfing, and eventually photography. What had seemed unrelatable to him as a boy was by then transformed into a vast and literal ocean of possibility.
From Humble Beginnings, Amazing Local Organization Foments Cleanups and Connectivity In Spain.
Knowing that the local community must be active in the fight to save our beaches is one thing, but building positive connections with enough power to manifest that knowledge into real change is quite another.
Succeeding in their mission to motivate and educate as many people as possible to help change the state of the planet, and to keep the beaches in their natural state, is Valencia-based BIOagradables, who recently joined Plastic Oceans International’s BlueCommunities initiative.
BlueCommunities Member Is Helping Build a Healthier Future for Land and Sea
In Iceland, a vast territory of 40,000 square miles (over 100,000 square kilometers) is populated by a tiny community of 370,000 inhabitants, two-thirds of which inhabit the capital, Reykjavik, or its vicinity in the south-west of the country.
Raising Awareness About Plastic Pollution Through One Woman’s Story of Human Endurance
Against the Current is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey of South African endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, as she attempts to become the first person ever to swim non-stop around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) – a feat she took on to raise awareness about the global crisis of plastic pollution.
In this exclusive interview, we speak to director Tod Hardin and cinematographer/editor Erik Aleynikov.
Three Sisters Making A Difference In Northern Europe
In the ongoing battle against plastic pollution, it is easy to give primacy to our shorelines and coastal regions as the frontline. But just as the global waters are all connected, so too do we all have a role to play, no matter where on the earth’s terrain we find ourselves.
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