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The Plastic Oceans International team is delighted to learn of the ambitious efforts underway to eliminate 99.4% of single-use plastic items at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
The island of Rapa Nui (or Easter Island) has captured the attention of thousands of people through its mysticism, culture and the enigmatic, well-known statues called ‘moai’. However, the passage of time, globalization, and the growing tourist industry on the island, has caused its traditions, language, and culture to be in danger of disappearing. However, for the Rapanui people this is not an option. Different efforts have been made to keep their ancient culture alive, by creating opportunities for reunion and teaching new generations about their roots.
La isla de Rapa Nui (o Isla de Pascua) ha llamado la atención de miles de personas por su misticismo, cultura y enigmas como las conocidas estatuas llamadas ‘moai’. Sin embargo, el pasar del tiempo, la globalización y el creciente turismo en la isla, ha provocado que sus tradiciones, lenguaje y cultura se vayan extinguiendo. Pero para el pueblo rapanui ésta no es una opción, por lo que se han levantado distintas formas de mantener su esencia viva, organizándose y creando instancias y lugares donde reunirse y enseñar a las nuevas generaciones sobre sus raíces.
With Craig Leeson, and Mariana Soto from Plastic Oceans Mexico, I attended the Single -Use Plastics, A Challenge for Everyone conference organized by the Columbia Attorney General´s office on Wednesday, April 3, in Santa Marta.
Please enjoy this guest post from South African endurance swimmer, Sarah Ferguson. She is the founder of Breathe Conservation and is one of our global Ambassadors. In March 2019, she will attempt to become the first person ever to swim the perimeter of iconic Easter Island. To donate and learn more, click HERE.
A World Record Attempt to Swim Around Easter Island
One of the reasons I swim is to create awareness about the devastating and global effect of plastic pollution. When I first started my journey into open water swimming I started with the intention and desire to swim for something bigger than myself.
Please enjoy this guest post from South African endurance swimmer, Sarah Ferguson. She is the founder of Breathe Conservation and is one of our global Ambassadors. In March 2019, she will attempt to become the first person ever to swim the perimeter of iconic Easter Island. Learn more HERE.
Little by little – this is my motto for the year.
8 years ago when I travelled to Hawaii for the first time to meet a friend, I never imagined that my life would have taken the twist that it has.
The holidays are quickly approaching and the shopping frenzy makes it hard to to be aware of the waste that’s involved with the season. Here are some ideas to gift with meaning, purpose, and without the plastic!
- Campaña gráfica “Oceanos sin Plástico” 01/28/2020
- Plastic Oceans Canada Announces 2020 Run Against Plastic 01/25/2020
- Repiensa.Rellena. Programa Lanzado 01/24/2020
- Rethink.Refill. Program Launched 01/22/2020