The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) recently partnered with the Plastic Oceans Foundation (Plastic Oceans) to organize a rally and lobbying effort for a single-use plastic straw ban in Santa Monica, California.
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.
Like many around the world, we were blown away by the beauty and power of the recently release video for the Novo Amor song, Birthplace. The film is a stunning visual achievement and we are honored be collaborating with the filmmakers, Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy, as well as with Novo Amor to use it as a tool for building awareness on plastic pollution.
Our Global Chief Evangelist, Craig Leeson, recently sat down for a fireside chat with attendees of the Marketing Society’s Inspirational Evening – and event organized in Hong Kong on June 11.
The 22-minute version of A Plastic Ocean was viewed by the audience, which was followed by Craig on stage answering several key questions about the issue of plastic pollution, including how marketers can help tackle the problem. To view the interview, please watch the five-minute video below.
Trash Isles Campaign Wins Numerous Awards
If you are reading this, chances are you already believe that plastic is negatively impacting our oceans and environment. You probably are already rethinking how you use plastic – choosing to refuse it when you can, and utilizing reusable bags and water bottles more often than others.
We hope that everybody enjoyed and found value in celebrating our oceans on and around World Oceans Day 2018. It was inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations working together to make a difference.
Our own team was busy on four continents and in six countries, showing our Mother Ocean plenty of love.. Please enjoy this World Oceans Day gallery of images from their amazing efforts:
Brand Pledges to be 100% Recyclable Packaging By 2022
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June 4, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Kate Somerville Skincare is the latest industry leader to partner with the Plastic Oceans Foundation in their mission to reduce single-use plastic pollution from the environment. Read More
Now serving as an Ambassador to the Plastic Oceans Foundation
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June 8, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that Colombian entertainer, Carlos Vives, has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Ambassador. Mr. Vives will now be graciously lending his name, passion and influence to our mission of raising awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
On this World Water Day, we turn to the executive director of our newest country branch, Mariana Soto. She heads up Mexico, where she is already working diligently to create A Wave of Change in Mexico City and beyond.