1. The Surfer


    from Raina Benoit / Added

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    Looping digital vignette, a bird rides the garbage patch wave.

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    • Species Encounter: Dive In!


      from Michele Guieu / Added

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      Species Encounter: Dive In!, an interactive installation is an allegory for the plastic we consume ending up invading the seas and oceans, being absorbed and eaten by many different marine species and threatening them. In the installation, the animals shapes of fish (like lanternfish and opah), sea turtles (like leatherback sea turtle and hawksbill turtle) and marine mammals (like harbor seals, sperm whales and dolphins), are made of recyclable cardboard. The center of each shape is filled with recycled plastic packaging. When you look at the ocean from the beach it mostly looks stunningly beautiful. Yes. But billions of pounds of plastic can be found in the oceans around the globe. Plastic pollution has become a growing plague, clogging our waterways, and damaging marine ecosystems. 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies. Most of what we eat, drink, or use in any way comes packaged in petroleum plastic - a material designed to last forever, yet used for products that we then throw away. Seeking out alternatives to the plastic items that we rely on is an absolute necessity. Species Encounter: Dive In! is a special video collaboration with video artist Drew Detweiler. The installation was presented at subZERO festival in San Jose in June 2014 and during GLOW a Festival of Light at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in October 2014. Link to a Flickr folder with photos of the installation: http://bit.ly/1pGLcq9 Link to a blog post: http://wp.me/p58kn7-1hX

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      • Geo-mimicry Collaborative (French-EN sub)


        from yesenia Thibault-Picazo / Added

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        Project commissioned by Les Abattoirs museum, Toulouse (FR) for the 'Anthropocene Monument' exhibition. An initiative of Bruno Latour and Bronislaw Szerszynski. 3 october 2014 - 4 January 2015. http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/expositions/anthropocene-monument '60 years ago, plastic was considered as a miraculous substance that Roland Barthes named the ‘stuff of alchemy’. Nowadays, plastic is central in the vivid environmental debate linked to human activity. The presence of plastics has been confirmed in the most remote and pristine places on Earth, these including the deep-oceans. Plastics are to mark importantly our geological record; the limits between the nature-made and the human-made blur. My proposal for a monument to the Anthropocene envisions a series of 5 participative devices, figuring 5 miniatures of oceans. Each piece is located in a different coastal city situated on the path of the ocean currents which form the 5 major gyres. Inspired by the ‘geo-mimicry’ technology (the science that mimics geological processes), the devices offer a metaphor of the geological process of sedimentation that occurs in the ocean. The interactive and transformative dimension aim to provoke debate and question the potential of this new synthetic matter. Through a ritualistic act, the audience is invited to become maker of its own monument. Rather than witnessing past facts, this monuments witness the present time and its plausible future in order to raise awareness. The project stresses the concept of ultimate destruction caused by human activity with a long term co-creation with nature.'

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        • PositiveH2O- +H2O and Surfrider present the 2014 North Shore Trilogy Clean Up- Waiehu


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          April 19th 2014 The first event of the 2014 North Shore Trilogy Clean Ups, a community of athletes, conservationists, non-profits and companies came together to facilitate this event. It was supported by numerous professional athletes from the surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing worlds and came together to keep their water playground clean! For more info on how you can become an active ambassador in your community check out http://www.positiveh2o.com

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          • Styrofoam Man: The Story of Styrofoam's Rise and Fall - Green Ninja Show


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            Follow the life of Styrofoam Man: From small time dealer, to global leader, to down-on-his-luck participant in support group for banned chemicals. Want more info? Check out the episode guide! http://greenninja.org/episode-guide/styrofoam-man/ Educators, interested in using this video in your classroom? http://greenninja.org/video-teaching-guide/styrofoam-man-2/ Director: Babak Sarrafan Producer: Nick Martinez Supporters: Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf & Family, Justin Kazmark, Lily Laurence, Lina Prada-Baez, Lisa Bellamy, Meg Janes, Michael Fallon, Nancy Pyzel, Pontus Lurcock, Rebecca Nako, Ryan Mullen. Title Sponsor: World Centric (http://worldcentric.org/)

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            • COMMON FATE - Maisha Baddoo (Water)


              from Zeesy Powers / Added

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              From Common Fate (2013). Choreography by Zeesy Powers and Maisha Baddoo. Animation by Zeesy Powers. Music by Andrew Zukerman. Produced with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.

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              • COMMON FATE - Julia Male (Water)


                from Zeesy Powers / Added

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                From Common Fate (2013). Choreogrpahy by Zeesy Powers and Julia Male. Animation by Zeesy Powers. Music by Andrew Zukerman. Produced with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.

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                • UGS Cleaning Up the South Pacific Ocean


                  from Upcycle the Gyres / Added

                  UGS is about: • ocean plastic pollution remediation • mitigating sea-life losses • improving the quantity and quality of the seafood chain • re-use of plastic as a resource • using proven as well as new technologies to generate a new 'resource harvesting' business • addition of jobs • contributing to the economy • providing new sustainable end-products from waste • saving governments and the tourism industry environmental cleanup costs • saving the fishing industry equipment loss & repair costs

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                  • Resolving Salinity Maximum Questions


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                    Dr. Raymond Schmitt discusses the potential factors responsible for the salinity maximum. Transcript: http://cosee.umaine.edu/coseeos/spurs/videos/transcripts/why_03_intensification_causes.pdf

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                    • Where Plastic Meets The Sea


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                      Kate and Sam take a closer look at where a bulk of our plastic ends up: the ocean. Examine some of the facts behind our plastic habit, and what it means for the marine environment. Fore more information on Shift The Climate visit: http://www.shifttheclimate.org/ HELP FUND OUR DREAM BY DONATING AT: http://www.indiegogo.com/shifttheclimate

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