Below: Can You Do Something to Change The World, by Marcelina Martin
Can you do something to change the world? Third-grader Sawyer Miller has answered that question with a resounding yes. After his teacher showed him AOO’s website, Sawyer built and installed two Beach Clean Up Stations on the shores of his hometown of Lake Okoboji, Iowa.
Below: Plastic Pollution Coalition – OPEN YOUR EYES –
Below: Dance Away Your Plastic Habit!
Below: Plastic Pollution, Our Oceans, Our Future…
As Hawai’i contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene – 17 students from Hawai’i vision a future for their oceans.
Below: View a 3 min. video introduction to our Beach Clean Up Stations by All One Ocean’s founder, Hallie Austen Iglehart
Below: Song for the Ocean: Kristin Hoffmann at TEDxSF
(Kristin Hoffmann is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. Kristin is also a musical spokesperson for ocean awareness and conservation, with her “Song for the Ocean,” and has recently released a music video of the song, created with the videographer, environmentalist and founder of Global Classroom, Colin Garland. )
Below: Saving Valentina:
With only a small knife on hand, people work hard to free a whale trapped in fishing net. Watch the whale’s response!
Below: Whale dies from eating plastic (graphic)
Below: Dolphins and plastic bags
(Plastic bag gets stuck around a dolphin’s head)
Below: This is what a trash-free sea looks like! Video by Tom Iglehart from Crane’s Beach, Massachusetts, outer banks of a 1200 acre wetlands area for plovers and other shorebirds, where the sand is beautifully sculpted by strong tides. A meditation on water and light, with music by Pharaoh Sanders.
Below: Mahalo from Kealakekua:
March 2011, a tsunami pulled a large house into Hawaii Island’s Kealakekua Bay, a resting place for pods of spinner dolphins and humpback whales. The local community removed tons of toxic debris from the Bay, shown in this inspiring video of citizens taking action to protect what they love.
Below: Google Earth Hero: Project Kaisei:
The North Pacific Gyre, where garbage in the Pacific Ocean swirls in an eddy of indeterminable size, was the destination for the Kaisei Project . Tracking their path in Google Earth and Maps along the way, they experimented with turning plastic particles from the “Plastic Vortex” into diesel fuel.
Below: Midway video: a message from the Gyre:
Website description: MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding. Our feature film MIDWAY is currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014.