Plastic Pollution Conversation Stops in HonoluluPosted On: Nov 01, 12
On Sunday, October 14th, Captain Charles Moore made his last stop in Honolulu as part of the Plastic Pollution Conversation Pacific Rim Tour 2012. Tour stops included Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. The goal of the tour was to raise the intensity of awareness about plastic pollution, its impact, the challenges it presents and motivate individuals and groups to effect change. Captain Moore presented the audience with marine debris samples and video clips of his findings taken from studies done on the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ an area of marine debris concentration in the North Pacific Ocean. Kokua Hawaii Foundation's Plastic Free Hawaii, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Surfrider Foundation's Oahu & UH Chapters were on hand to offer solutions for reduction of single-use plastics and to encourage people to take action, as well as responsibility, for their contribution to plastic consumption.
Mahalo to Miki Tomita and the University Laboratory School for providing an opportunity for students and the community to come together and learn and share.