Global Celebration Uniting Ocean and Forest Conservation to Return with Expanded Schedule and Year-round Programming

March 18, 2022 – Malibu, California – Today Plastic Oceans International announces that this year’s Trees & Seas Festival, which is an annual celebration uniting ocean and forest conservation around the globe, will be held September 16 – 25, 2022.

This year’s festival will offer an expanded schedule, which will feature hundreds of events, including a robust slate of beach cleanups, tree plantings, youth workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, live music and other cultural experiences. 

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A cleanup team in Douala, Cameroon, at Trees & Seas 2021.

Organizers have also launched year-round programming, with the first activities now underway via a collaboration with the National Park Service and Malibu Foundation. It’s a project that will see the fire-damaged Santa Monica Mountains reforested with over 5,000 trees, plants and shrubs throughout March.

“Last year laid the foundation for what I believe will become one the most anticipated and valued annual celebrations of our planet,” said Julie Andersen, Founder and CEO of Plastic Oceans International. “Our team and partners intuitively adapted to the challenges of a changing world to deliver a global event that informed and inspired hundreds of thousands of people on five continents. As a result, we have stronger, more empowered communities ready to amplify the impact for this year’s event” 

Through a variety of live and remote experiences, Plastic Oceans International has set impressive goals for 2022. Over 5 million square meters of land and sea will be cleaned of plastic pollution and other litter, 150,000 trees will be planted, and over 100,000 kids will be educated. 

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A youth workshop on Chiloé Island, Chile, at Trees & Seas Festival 2021.

The entire global network of Plastic Oceans International will once again lead the way, and returning partners include One Tree Planted, EcoWatch, Bambuu Brush, ÜŃÜ and Montes Wines, with more to be announced soon. 

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About Trees And Seas
Trees & Seas is a 10-day festival, with year-round programming, celebrating and uniting ocean and forest conservation in hundreds of locations worldwide.  It’s part of Plastic Oceans International’s BlueCommunities initiative and has a mission to emphasize that we are multiple communities that make-up one planet … one environment … and in the end, one global community united in our effort to foster a healthier and more just planet for all.

About Plastic Oceans International
A US-based non-profit organization working to foster sustainable communities worldwide as a means to end plastic pollution. They operate with the belief that we can and must act locally in order to create change globally, and we do so through the power of film to empower and globalize community actions. In addition to their global entity, Plastic Oceans has branches in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Europe and the Great Lakes region of the U.S.