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ALGALITA HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT - video
During the inaugural 2011 Summit, more than 100 students, 30 academic advisors, and 50 speakers and guests gathered in Long Beach, California. Student teams and their advisors represented 12 countries, including the Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zambia. From the U.S., students and teachers traveled from throughout California, as well as Illinois, Indiana, New York, Oregon, Rhode...
Algalita Youth Summit in LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM
LONG BEACH — Samuel Chelanga loves to talk trash. He does it in school, with his friends and in his neighborbood. For the weekend, the 17-year-old traveled from Nairobi, Kenya, to Long Beach to do some trash talking. Chelanga was one of more than 100 students from 14 countries who gathered at the Hotel Maya for the three-day Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit....
PEGASUS SCHOOL PRESENTS PROJECt to HB CITY COUNCIL
Algalita Summit team from the Pegasus School presented their project on local styrofoam® pollution to the Huntington Beach City Council! The council members were so impressed with the findings that they moved to ban Styrofoam® products from council chambers and asked the team to come back for a commendation for their efforts to reduce plastic waste.
TEAM PLASTI-GONE IN BUFFALO NEW YORK LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT WEBSITE
Another team from the Algalita Youth Summit, Plasti-Gone in Buffalo New York, just launched an amazing website for their project. They are eliminating disposable plastics from Great Lakes schools.
Algalita Summit team ZAMBIA PRODUCES A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THEIR ORIGINAL SONG “CHANGE THE WORLD”
The song and video caught the attention of influential leaders in their country and has brought the topic of plastic pollution to the forefront of environmental conversations.
Summit team GAIA FROM CANADA - awareness flash mob
The impromptu performance, commonly known as a "Flash-Mob" was staged in their school cafeteria. The purpose was to inform and educate their classmates about plastic pollution using the posters and signs they had created during the Summit.
Summit TEAM GLOBAL AWARENESS WORKED WITH ADMINISTRATORS SWITCH FROM SINGLE USE DISPOSABLE UTENSILS TO SILVERWARE
Team Global Awareness worked with administrators in our school district, and as a direct result, all the cafeterias in the district have made the switch from single use disposable utensils to silverware
2011 SUMMIT ATTENDEE, LAUREN GIBSON RECEIVES DR. JANE GOODALL'S GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD IN HOLLYWOOD, CA
17 year old, PAF 2011 attendee, Lauren Gibson who will be receiving Dr. Jane Goodall's Global Youth Leadership Award in Hollywood, CA Saturday, September 24 for her environmental work with Roots & Shoots and the Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program.
RAKEFISH BEGINS US TOUR
The Rakefish Project is a national marine litter awareness initiative, implemented through an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project for grade 4 students in elementary schools across America. This project is made possible by a grant from the Guilford Fund for Education, Guilford, CT.
Team Italy eliminates plastic bottles in school canteen
The Algalita Youth Summit team from Italy bought some water analysis kits and tested tap water in three different buildings of our school. They asked their Health Department to verify some data in order to obtain the authorization to eliminate mineral water in plastic bottles. Last week, at last, they achieved their goal: no more plastic bottles at the canteen! School councillors sent jugs for tap water and all the money spared will be used to buy teaching materials.