MISSION

EXTEND THE EFFECTIVENESS AND REACH OF SURFRIDER’S RISE ABOVE PLASTICS CAMPAIGN BY ENGAGING YOUTH

Approach

Partner with students from Environmental Charter High School to EXPLORE the impact of  single-use plastics through a series of sand samplings, beach clean ups, and expert speakers. CREATE a powerful presentation that youth leaders will use to educate the community about the issue.   ACTIVATE a team of trained speakers and storytellers who give presentations in an effort to engage the community in the solutions.

Results

Since 2009, more than 200 youth speakers have encouraged more than 3,500 people across the world to Rise Above Plastics throug  their presentations.   Students have given the presentation at Google’s headquarters, keynoted for the Mayor of Los Angeles and have even been invited to share the presentation at TED.