We believe that an uprising of young environmental leaders will step forth to solve the plastic pollution crisis. Students passionate about plastic pollution and environmental conservation are encouraged to apply to our Ocean Ambassador Program. We provide you with tools and experiences to take action and build awareness campaigns on plastic pollution in your community. Middle through high school aged students are all welcomed to apply.
OCEAN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
My name is Tyrin Culmer, I am currently in the 9th grade at Deep Creek Middle School on the island of Eleuthera and I am a youth activist. For the past three years of my life the issue of plastic pollution in our country has bothered me tremendously. I was first introduced to this problem by The Bahamas Plastic Movement in the 7th grade and ever since, I’ve been inspired to find solutions to this misfortune we face each and every day. With BPM’s help, I have done several projects in an attempt to spread awareness and solve the plastic issue in The Bahamas. We’ve done various beach surveys, clean ups and most recently started up a plastic pollution camp. At BPM’s plastic camp, I was a junior counselor where I helped youth to learn about plastic pollution in unique ways. My role specifically was to teach the group about the art of repurposing plastic by producing plastic jewelry and they indeed created some beautiful jewelry. Plastic Pollution is an issue that I personally believe can be solved if we would all simply share our passion with our communities and inspire them to make a change as well.
My name is Trevonya Pinder and I’m currently a ninth grader at the Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS). Over the past two years, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge about the global issues of plastic pollution. Learning about the effects of plastic on our environment has inspired me to help make a change. I am motivated to help find the solutions to plastic pollution and I’m willing to do anything that can help the world become one step closer to becoming a plastic free society. With the help of The Bahamas Plastic Movement and the Eco-Club at my school, I’ve became an avid activist for this cause. My passion has led to me attending the 2014 Plastic Ocean Pollution Solution (POPS) International Youth Summit in California. Learning new and interesting things about plastic has encouraged me to continue raising awareness of the issue. Little things you do to help find the solution to plastic pollution can make a huge difference globally. Let’s all be a part of the change!
My name is Simeon Bethel and I am in the eighth grade at the Deep Creek Middle School. I was born and raised on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. On almost every street you travel or corner you turn, there is trash on the sides of the roads. As a young boy living in a place that is surrounded by water and is dependent on plastic items, it’s not uncommon to see plastic washing up on our numerous beaches. This common trend has sparked my passion to solve the problem of plastic pollution. Recently, I helped the Eco-club at my school to write a proposal to attend a plastic youth summit in California. Three other students, along with myself and our teacher will be attending this summit. My goal is to bring back as much information possible to help start the plastic pollution revolution in my community and in my country of The Bahamas.
Hi, my name is Destinee Outten and I am thirteen year old student of the Deep Creek Middle School in Eleuthera, Bahamas. I love to create a lot of things out of used plastic materials. The first thing I ever made was a Plastic TuTu using plastic bags and Capri Sun pouches. After I displayed my plastic fashions at school I was invited to be a part of The Bahamas Plastic Movement’s Plastic Pollution and Education event where I presented my plastic attire and performed a plastic cheer that I wrote. After this I got the opportunity to be a camp counselor at BPM’s plastic camp, where my role was to teach campers about the beauty in plastic debris.By teaching them how to reuse plastic materials, students learned to turn anything from plastic bags to juice pouches into something that can be used for art and fashion.