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Eat Less Plastic

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Raised by 93 people in 1 month
This year on May 14th,our crew will board the 54ft. sailboat “TODAY” to cross the Pacific Ocean in order to collect insights on the Oceans rapidly declining health.  For 5 months a team of leaders, champion sailors, actors, and directors, and artists will be monitoring and documenting plastic waste known as microplastics.

The information and data collected in the undocumented areas will be sent to The 5 Gyres Trawl Share Program  to help with the  Global Estimate of Marine Plastic Pollution.    Our hope is that this voyage will not only bring public awareness, but legislative change to change the way our culture uses plastic. 

The entire journey will be filmed using state of the art VR/360 technology to give students, non profits, and global organizations an opportunity to see whats going on out in the Pacific First Hand. 

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Bringing awareness to single use plastic pollution in our ocean and food chain is an important goal. 

Plastic is killing our ecosystem and poisoning our food chain. This valuable data will be used to help facilitate positive change through film, education, and rewrite legislation to combat this global threat. We plan to take action and so should you! Collectively, we can and will force a change to defeat the threat we’ve created in order to help our generation and the next.


To Learn More: 
eatlessplastic.com


The Film:

VR/360
With exclusive support from pioneers in the VR field using drones, underwater 360, microscopical video, photography and ultra HD video, viewers will take the front seat on a life-changing journey to some of the most remote and devastated parts of the world. 360 Video and later interactive VR will showcase immersive footage to experience first hand how our current culture has caused the largest environmental and human disaster known to man: plastic. Footage so immersive that viewers will be able to feel the devastating impacts plastic is having on civilizations across the ocean and more importantly act on it and help change the way we use and consume it.


Data
During the journey, crew members will be using a mantra trawl to collect plastic particles for parts of the ocean that have never been gathered before. The new and unknown data will be sent to researchers to analyze and quantify the impacts plastic is having on our ocean, marine life as well as our ecosystem. This critical data will be used to force legislative changes and create education in order to have a positive impact on our future.

The Voyage:
LEG 1
May 14: Marina Del Rey to Port Taihape, Marquesas

LEG 2
June 8: Marquesas to Port of Rangiroa, Tuamotus

LEG 3
June 13: Tuamotus

LEG 4
June 24: the Tuamotus to Tahiti

LEG 5
July 17 French Society Islands of Tahiti

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Aug. 6: French Polynesia to the Cook Islands

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Aug. 14: the Cook Islands to Niue

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Aug. 21: Niue to Tonga

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Sept. 6: Tonga to Fiji

LEG 10
Sept. 20: Fiji to New Zealand


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We just wan't to thank everyone so much for donating over these past months. "Today" is about to arrive in Tahiti for some much needed repair and break time so we will be catching up with everyone very soon. The crew will be sending thank you's right away to everyone who has donated and some instruction on how to share and follow the campaign even further along the voyage. It's takes a family to sail this voyage through the Pacific and as we said we can't thank you enough. One of the best ways to share this campaign is to let people know what you did and why you support Eat Less Plastic. We have lot's of resources share with yous so don't be shy. If you have any questions please email us at eatlessplastic@gmail.com and please cc: askmattlane@gmail.com
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Hi friends, family, and ocean lovers! We wanted to give a special thanks to everyone who has donated so far!

We're working hard on and off shore to make sure TODAY is ready to cross the great Pacific ocean and it wouldn't be possible without you!

TODAY we're naming the day of $3.

Did you know that the average cup of ☕️ is $3? Unfortunately, most coffee is sold in plastic cups that pollute our planet  

We're asking you to share this with as many people as possible: pledge $3, normally spent on coffee, to #EatLessPlsatic and help save our   

Here are our top 5 tips to help save our planet.
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