5GYRES + JACK JOHNSON wanted to engage Bahamian Youth in solutions to plastic pollution in connection with a research expedition to the island.

My team and I created a 3-day youth summit that brought together 120 youth, local and international NGO and government leaders and ocean heroes who equipped up-and-coming leaders with the tools they need to identify issues related to plastic pollution and the skills to be the leaders of solutions in their communities.

Speakers and workshop leaders included Bahamas Plastic Movement Celine Cousteau, Jack Johnson, Bureo Skateboards and Trash is for Tossers. Activities included research presentations, a beach cleanup, citizen science research projects, messaging and storytelling workshops and more.