Plastic Oceans team completes mission to Santiago, Chile
What an amazing week we just had for our efforts at the Plastic Oceans Foundation – both north and south of the equator.
While our US Chairman, William Pfeiffer, was representing us in Davos, I was joined in Chile by Chief Evangelist, Craig Leeson, and our Director of Partnerships, Brigette Allen. Hosting and coordinating our journey was Mark Minneboo, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Chile.
U.S Chairman joins panel discussion during the World Economic Forum
Each January the most powerful of the powerful gather in the quaint Swiss Alps hamlet of Davos – from heads of state and Fortune 100 CEOs, to leaders NGO representatives, and the most brilliant of thought leaders imaginable. They come together at the World Economic Forum with the mission to make the world a better place by fostering public-private cooperation.
With news of China’s decision to halt recycling global plastic which will boost in the production of new plastic to the tune of $185 billion dollars to plastic lobbyists…. it can seem like a losing battle for plastic pollution conscious individuals/organizations.
However, against these overwhelming odds, a significant strategic approach is developing which abandons individual agendas in favor of a collective approach to Rethink Plastic.
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.
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.
This week at the international Marine Protected Areas conference in la Serena Chile, Impac4, our Chilean representative, Mark Minneboo, presented the 20 minute condensed version Plastic Ocean, and participated in a panel with photographer Chris Jordan.
The Bay Foundation’s 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates Beaches & Bay at Pacific Park
Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2017) – On Thursday, September 28, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm,The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 3rd Annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
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August 23, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that actor and activist Matthew Modine has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Patron, lending his name and passion to our fight to reduce the harmful pollution in our oceans that is created by mass single-use plastic consumption.
In addition to being an internationally renowned, actor, filmmaker, author and photographer, Modine is a devoted political activist and environmentalist who advocates for human health and sustainability.