The rain came quickly and without warning. The umbrella was useless against the force of the downpour. The streets quickly flooded and cars sprayed the sidewalk with water. It took just minutes to be soaked from head to foot. I considered turning back to the hotel, but I was already half-way to the cinema and 300 people were waiting. My hosts at the Asian Development Bank were calling.
Today’s guest blog comes from Christina Mesiano, a teacher at the Pineland Learning Center in Vineland, New Jersey, USA. Her class recently found inspiration from A Plastic Ocean.
During a discussion about current world events, the 5/6 class at the Pineland Learning Center was in awe as they watched a impactful video about the death of a Cuvier’s beaked whale who had 4kg of plastic bags in stomach . The students were more than eager to know more and their teachers, Ms. Mesiano and Ms. Jones, knew they had to jump on this teachable moment. Read More
The Vibe Tribe and Plastic Oceans
Students from all over the world had an opportunity to discuss and seek out solutions to the environmental and humanitarian issues in our world today. 21 schools from across Asia attended the opening ceremony which was celebrated with a dinner and a private screening of the acclaimed documentary, A Plastic Ocean.
Crowd Honored for Branding + Identity Program
We are very pleased to announce that our creative agency, Crowd, has taken home a very prestigious award for their branding and marketing work on behalf of the Foundation.
They have been recognized for excellence in the annual American Graphic Design Awards, which are organized by Graphic Design USA, the leading publication in the US for creative designers. The win comes in the category of Branding + Identity Programs, for their work in updating the Foundation’s brand, as well as branding and marketing for our award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean.
Join other students around the world who are rethinking plastic and creating solutions!
Students around the world are learning about our social problems and creatively developing solutions. Plastic Oceans Foundation wants to foster this global movement to solve plastic pollution.
From the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF) was recognized in the past week for increasing awareness of the dangerous impact of plastic pollution on the world’s bodies of water. At a gala event on California’s Santa Monica Pier and at an issues-oriented film festival in Colorado, we engaged in important conversations needed to change the habits of individuals and to create new policies of corporations and governments.
A Plastic Ocean debuts in Chile
On July 3, International Plastic Bag Free Day, Plastic Oceans Chile, in close collaboration with the Municipality of Providencia’s Environmental Commission, held the first screening of a A Plastic Ocean in Chile.
The turnout was overwhelming with almost 130 attending: neighbors, NGOs, representatives of various embassies, students, Chilean scientists, and volunteers. They all came to see what is happening in our oceans and learn from it.
By Helen Calcutt
To my mind, the most affected areas of plastic pollution were not at home. Plastic floated in Nan Hai and Dong Hai, and around countries like Brazil or further East, filtering from the landscapes of Indonesia, or Vietnam. They were ‘over there’, in places I couldn’t reach. Like so many in this world, my immediate concerns rested with what was in front of me: my daughter, her diet etc. I presumed the problem of plastic was ‘isolated’ to specific areas, and that these areas could be cleaned.