1. Nurdles in Costa Rica


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    Every Beach around the world has nurdles, those pre-production plastic industrial pellets that are the beginnings of all things plastic. In the ocean, the absorb pollutants, look like fish food, and pollute your sushi. In California, AB258 had companies put screens over drains, special containers to unload nurdles from trains and trucks, and sweep their property to pick up lost plastic. California witnessed a decrease in nurdles in rivers and on beaches. Success!

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    • Coastal Cleanup Day


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      Coastal Cleanup Day - Join Heal the Bay and over 10,000 other volunteers in the fight against marine debris at any one of over 70 cleanup sites in L.A. County. Locations include Santa Monica Bay beaches along with inland creeks and waterways. Please see www.healthebay.org/ccd for more information! Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) began in 1985 and has grown into a huge annual event. Every state with a coastline participates, including the Great Lakes states, and even some inland states clean river and lake shores. The one-day cleanup is international—at last count, over 60 nations participated—and may be the largest volunteer day on the planet.

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      • Fruits of the Sea


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        Watch what happens to Styrofoam, oil, pet waste, cigarette butts and any other trash not properly discarded - they all can travel through the storm drain system straight to the ocean...and end up on your dinner plate! This Public Service Announcement (PSA) was created for environmental group Heal the Bay. http://www.healthebay.org/

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        • Marine Animals Get Revenge


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          Marine animals "get even" with humans for trashing the ocean in this rollicking Public Service Announcement (PSA) created for the environmental group Heal the Bay. http://www.healthebay.org/

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          • Santa Aguila Foundation


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            The Mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of, and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of beaches and coastlines around the world. Please visit and share http://coastalcare.org/

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            • London 2012: Shouldn't we be plastic-bag-free? Bagging Boris


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              A campaign video by Greener Upon Thames, a not for profit organisation campaigning for a plastic bag free London 2012 Olympics. Please sign our petition and share at: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/2012-plastic-bag-free-olympics/sign.html www.greeneruponthames.org

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              • "Just, one word..." sampler


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                Addressing the issue of marine plastic pollution from an artist/educator's perspective, I offer a different way to represent and communicate the hard scientific data currently the focus of many marine scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers.  My project deals with our use, over-use, and disposal of plastics, their toxicity, and their effects on our public health. Highlighting the issue of marine plastic pollution and its impact on ocean ecosystems including the marine food chain, I use a multi-media performance/lecture format, using my own and archival video and photography, presenting the facts and data in an aesthetically compelling format.

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                • "IDTV" at the 1st SF Green Film Festival


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                  Coverage of the 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival, March 3-6, 2011, produced by students in the broadcast department at City College of San Francisco.

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                  • MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan


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                    MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding. Our feature film MIDWAY is currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014. For more information: www.MidwayFilm.com To donate: http://www.midwayfilm.com/donate.html Midway Project blog, team details, production diary videos: www.MidwayJourney.com Facebook - behind the scenes photos, latest updates www.Facebook.com/MidwayJourney Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/midwayjourney Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/journeytomidway our feature length Midway film team: Directors: Chris Jordan and Sabine Emiliani Producer: Stephanie Levy Executive Producers: Dan Cogan Geralyn Dreyfous Lekha Singh Co-executive Producers: Sarah Johnson Jenny Raskin Cinematographers: Jim Hurst Chris W. Johnson Chris Jordan Joseph Schweers Jan Vozenilek Original Score: Erik Aadahl Midway feature film editor: Sabine Emiliani Sound Designers: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn Associate Producers: Victoria Jordan Manuel Maqueda Jan Vozenilek Production Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst

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                    • ALBATROSS EXHIBITIONIST - by Skeleton Sea


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                      Inspired by the tragic story and images of Albatross chicks on Midway Island dying slow and agonizing deaths due to ingested plastics consumed in error by the seabirds.....

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