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Raising Awareness Events

The environmental fight for our ocean and climate change is in full force. Friday, September 20th, was a day that students united in global protests bringing attention to climate change throughout the world. On September 23rd, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate speech at the UN Action Climate Summit. All this is proof that people are listening, and we need to continue to use our voices.


International Day of the Girl Child ~ October 11th


The International Day of the Girl Child 2019 theme is “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force". We stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future not only on October 11th, but every day. #GirlPower!



Good Housekeeping Institute & MADE SAFE's 3rd Annual Raise the Green Bar Summit, NYC


I'm so excited to share with you that on October 24th, I will be a panelist with other student activists at Good Housekeeping Institute and MADE SAFE's third annual Raise the Green Bar Summit in NYC.


Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, New York Times best-selling author of Blue Mind, entrepreneurial scientist and international speaker

  • Kyra Sedgwick, actress, producer and director

  • Lauren Singer, creator of “Trash is for Tossers” and founder & CEO of Package Free Shop

  • Dianna Cohen, CEO & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition

  • Rachel Parent, environmental and safe food activist and speaker

  • Meika Hollender, co-founder and CEO of Sustain Natural

  • and more including me!

I'm looking forward to the panel discussions around single-use plastic, the future of our food, the new age of beauty, shaping the future, and a sustainable effort session, and more. I can't wait!


To learn more and purchase tickets, click here. Use discount code BIO for a $100 discount!

#raisethegreenbar


Calling All Creative Student Activists!


For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am a huge fan of Bow Seat and their incredible ocean advocacy programs for students throughout the world. I was so honored to be selected as Bow Seat's Gold Award winner for the 2018 Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition. Winning the award was a tremendous help as it provided me funds to continue to educate youth on single-use plastic pollution. The 2019 winners will be announced soon and I’m excited to read about the student activist awareness projects.


Bow Seat's new contest currently open is the 2020 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest featuring art and creative communication for students ages 11 to 18. This year's theme is "Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis.”  The amount of talent is unbelievable and very inspiring.  Click here to see Bow Seat's Gallery of amazing student art.


A CREATIVE CHALLENGE FOR TEENS WORLDWIDE
The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where teens can explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for environmental action. Students ages 11-18 from are invited to participate.
2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis

2020 Ocean Awareness Contest Information Packet



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