Having diligently followed the creation then 5 month voyage of "The Plastiki" this past summer, I can't get enough info about the horrors called "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." (For anyone needing back-story, check in on the following GTG articles: http://greenteamgazette.blogspot.com/search/label/Plastiki)
Approximately 10 days from now, on November 6th, I'll be pairing with my school, Eagle Cove School, to host a Livestream Watch Party of the TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch event with our school community. We'll be taking advantage of technology and the gathering of great minds to highlight the environmental impacts of plastic pollution and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch Webcast Event is sponsored by:
--Mission Blue: A global partnership focused on restoring oceanic health for marine wildlife & protected areas.
Featured TEDx Great Garbage Patch Speakers
David de Rothschild ~ British adventurer/ environmentalist, head of "Adventure Ecology," (a climate change expedition group). In March of 2010 he trekked across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia on the Plastiki, a boat he had made of 12,500 plastic water bottles. He did this to bring awareness to the Oceanic Garbage Patch.
John Dramani Mahama ~ vice president of the Republic of Ghana.
Captain Charles Moore ~ founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He has sampled more than 40,000 miles of water/plastic of the North Pacific Ocean.
Chris Malloy ~ surfer and visionary. He has surfed every continent and has found plastic in the most remote of places.
And many, many more!! For the complete listing, go to http://www.tedxgreatpacificgarbagepatch.com/meet-our-speakers/
Morning Session: Reporting The Problem
* Topic 2: Plastic Pollution and Terrestrial Animals
* Topic 3: Plastic Pollution and Public Health
Afternoon Session: Exploring The Solutions
* Topic 2: Businesses Altering Their Practices
* Topic 3: Investing In the Future: Science, Research and Technology
* Topic 4: Plastic Alternatives
* Topic 5: Global Policy Initiatives
Call to Action and Global Challenges