Algalita Marine Research Institute: Youth in Action

Students from all over the world are working together to find solutions to PLASTIC POLLUTION. Over the years, Algalita has worked with a number of optimistic students who express a deep hope for change. Let's celebrate their achievements through the Algalita Youth in Action Timeline!

Students and teachers - are you involved in finding solutions to plastic pollution? We'd like to hear from you - let us know what you are doing to raise awareness of PLASTIC POLLUTION! ;xNLx;Visit us at www.algalita.org;xNLx;Email katie@algalita.org;xNLx;

2010-10-17 22:57:20

VIDEO - TIANA MASNAGHETTI "WHAT ABOUT THE SEA?"

Tiana Masnaghetti joins the Algalita research team and creates "What About The Sea?", a short film outlining the horrific issue of plastic pollution.

2011-02-17 22:57:20

DAILY PILOT - NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SURF CLASS LOBBIES TO BAN STYROFOAM IN COSTA MESA

The Newport Harbor High School class that rallied the Newport Beach City Council into banning Styrofoam products in restaurants in 2008 expanded its aim and moved its focus inland - starting with Costa Mesa. The environmental surfing class is on a mission to get restaurants to ditch Styrofoam take-out containers and is asking cities to take the lead by banning the product that fills up landfills, kills wildlife and creates a mess at the beach, students said at a press conference Wednesday morning at the Newport Pier.

2011-03-03 22:57:20

DAILY PILOT - PEGASUS SCHOOL "MORE THAN A CLEANUP"

Over 100 students from Pegasus School in Huntington Beach took to the beach to work on their scientific experiment with a goal to get local officials to notice and do something about plastic on the beaches and in the Santa Ana River. Their hypothesis is that the trash is coming from up-river, flowing to the ocean and landing on the beach. The students plan to present their findings to the Huntington Beach City Council and get it to ban Styrofoam products and single-use plastic.

2011-03-11 19:53:38

VIDEO - ALGALITA HOSTS FIRST INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT

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...

2011-05-01 19:53:38

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.

2011-06-14 19:53:38

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.

2011-06-20 22:57:20

VIDEO - POPS 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.

2011-06-20 22:57:20

STUDENTS INVESTIGATE SEASONAL POLLUTION AT ALGALITA'S CASTAWAY EASTER EGG HUNT

Over 50 local students gathered in Long Beach to join the Algalita Castaway Easter Egg Hunt. We found over 30 PLASTIC EGGS that had traveled down our local watershed systems. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness of unique plastic items that enter our environment. Students discussed how these eggs mimic nature and came up with inventive ways to reuse them after Easter. Special thanks to Surfrider Long Beach for such a successful clean up!

2011-07-15 22:57:20

POPS TEAM GAIA ASSEMBLES PLASTIC 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.

2011-07-15 22:57:20

VIDEO - NON-PROFIT "NEW OCEAN BLUE" FOUNDED BY STUDENTS

New Ocean Blue was started by high schoolers Kimberly and Megan after realizing how large the issue was. They saw that so much focus was being placed on issues that are too far away for people to fully grasp and not enough was being placed on issues that are in plain sight. Kimberly and Megan saw the tangible connection with the ocean and its influence in their lives as well as others around them. The organization is here to educate the future generations about the dangers of a plastic ocean. This education proves to be important and crucial in preventing the dangers that are posed to the ocean’s ecosystems, as well as our own.

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