Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean
Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic ocean

Summary

The United Nations calls our oceans "the lungs of the earth", which is why it is so essential for us to develop sustainably so that we do not suffer in the future, unfortunately, at current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050 and if we don't act now the damage could be irreversible. This project aims to create awareness among local communities around the globe as well as funding clean-up and research initiatives to help keep our oceans and it's species healthy

$5,000
total goal
$4,382
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

We're surrounded by plastic. It's in the single-use packaging we discard, the consumer goods that fill our stores, and in our clothing, which sheds micro-plastic fibres in the wash. Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife and every year thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. The greatest challenge is the lack of knowledge on the effects of plastic pollution on our planet.

Solution

This project aims to provide education and inspire communities to engage in plastic waste management solutions. The more communities who engage and take control of their environment, the more successful our chances of keeping the ocean clean will become. By giving people the know-how we can curb the issue at the source but we also understand the need to fund beach and reef clean-ups to mitigate the effects of the plastic that hasn't been dealt with.

Long-Term Impact

Our goal is to by 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution according to UN SDG 14 (Life Below Water), we will do thi by providing awareness and education to communities especially located near the coast as well as conduct beach and reef dive cleanups. We hope that by educating communities and cleaning up the plastic that is already in/near the ocean we can keep our oceans clean

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Organization Information

Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$618 raised of $5,000 goal
 
19 donations
$4,382 to go
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