Bahamas Plastic Movement believes that through research, education, citizen science & policy change, we can create a healthy marine and terrestrial environment free of plastic pollution.
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
BPM offers several tuition free educational programs geared toward connecting Bahamian students to the marine environment and empowering them to understand the value of their voices and actions that lend to protecting the ocean from plastic pollution.
Our “plastic camp” is a tuition free, 6-day intensive program for Bahamian youth. It is geared toward transforming the attitudes of Bahamian students regarding the marine environment, by helping them understand their role in protecting it from plastic pollution.
Led conjunction with Space 2 Create and Plastic is Forever, this art based workshop welcomes renowned designer Barbara de Vries of Plastic is Forever, to lead instruction on transforming beach plastic into beautiful Christmas ornaments.
Beach Cleanups are a vital part of our organization and provides a temporary and feasible solution to removing plastic debris from local ecosystems. Our annual large scale efforts include the World Oceans Day and International Coastal Cleanup/World Cleanup Day.
Ocean Ambassador Program seeks to bridge the gap between BPM’s summer programming and the ongoing academic school year through direct involvement in ocean education and activism.
WHERE WE WORK.
Eleuthera is the fourth most populated island of The Bahamas, with approximately 11,000 residents. Most who live here either fish for bounty or farm the rolling acres of pineapple plantations. Eleuthera is an island of casual sophistication, housing isolated communities, well-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and massive coral reefs that create magnificent backdrops. Harbour Island on the other hand was once the capital of The Bahamas. It was recently ranked as "The Best Island in the Caribbean" by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2015 and it also received this award in 2005. It also boasts lush tropical greenery and magical pink sand beaches.