Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Plastics Are Forever" Youth Summit. Long Beach, CA. March 11 - 13, 2011 :: Apps Due Nov 30.

The Plastics Are Forever summit, held by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and sponsored by Disney and Boeing, will bring 100 High School students and their teacher together for a 2 day leadership/training summit, pairing students up with scientists, filmmakers, and media experts to develop action oriented solutions to reduce the problem of plastic waste flowing into our oceans.

In order to come to the summit, students must:
1.) Learn about plastics by watching the educational videos on Plastics Are Forever website, featuring MTV's Buried Life crew, and students from the Environmental Charter School giving the Rise Above Plastics presentation.

Here's MTV's Buried Life crew, doing a promo for the Summit:

2.) Submit an idea for an action oriented solution on the Plastics Are Forever website. Projects must be submitted by November 30th.

The top 20 teams will be chosen to attend the summit. At the summit students will further refine and improve their projects, get trained in public speaking/presentation skills, and develop PSAs with expert filmmakers and actors. While transportation to Long Beach, CA isn't covered, the organizers are providing the top 20 teams with accommodations, food, and local transport.

Teams who are not selected to attend the summit will be able to participate via web chat/teleconferencing. Fabulous! :)

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