Written by:Ali Shrode
As any surfer or beach goer knows, plastic pollution in the ocean has gained increasing concern over the years. This silent killer is damaging marine life, making the consequences of our actions irreversible. The destruction of our eco-systems is right around the corner if we do not take steps to increase the health of coastal communities. It is elemental that people stop using the ocean as a way to deposit waste.
To spread awareness about this increasing problem, Captain Moore teamed up with Algalita Marine Research Institute as they prepare to do a series of presentations across the Pacific Rim. These presentations will include an environmental film that received wide appraisal at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This project is aimed at opening the public’s eyes about the damage being done to the eco-system and to create a network of people dedicated to fixing the problem. The tour will start September 8th in Tokyo and then move on to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
Moore explained,”The Plastic Pollution Conversation must continue with an even louder voice”. His vision involves spreading the word across a large audience, while also offering alternative outlooks. The chain reaction caused by these presentations will add to the healing of our oceans, which are being damaged due to carelessness. The presentation will include discussions on the former project, Algalita /5 Gyres 2012 Asia Pacific Expedition, which dealt with the Western Pacific Garbage Patch and the southern edge of the 2011 tsunami material swept to sea.
You can join others in helping Captain Moore “spread the word” by supporting this landmark tour with a contribution to The Plastic Pollution Conversation-Pacific Rim Tour 2012.
Autographed copies of the paperback version containing a new chapter with relation to the 2011 Tsunami and its impact to the environment will be available for sale at each location.
For developing details please visit The Pacific Pollution Conversation website or call 562-598-4889 for more information.