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Eat Less Plastic

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Raised by 160 people in 6 months
Created April 22, 2018
This year on May 14th,our crew boarded the 54ft. sailboat “TODAY” to cross the Pacific Ocean in order to collect insights on the Oceans rapidly declining health.  For 5 months teams of people just like you including 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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The Remaining Legs of the Voyage:



LEG 6  AUGUST 6: French Polynesia to the Cook Islands



LEG 7 AUGUST 27th: the Cook Islands to Niue



LEG 8 SEPTEMBER 1st: Niue to Tonga



​LEG 9 SEPTEMBER 26th: Tonga to Fiji



LEG 10 OCTOBER 26th: Fiji to New Zealand


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

*All Donations are made through Love the Sea our 501 Non Profit Fiscal Sponsor and Partner. www.lovethesea.org  If you need a letter for your donation please request one at campbell@lovethesea.org 


About 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.
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We wanted to share a few more pics from The Cook Islands Leg . A big thank you to whole team at Varo Media and Jonny for being a part of the voyage. Please share our voyage on line and if you can support the cause one last time this our final leg! We appreciate all of you so much. We can't wait to share the documentary with you.
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We just want to say thank you to all of the crew on the Cooks Islands to Tonga Leg. We could not have done it without you!! There are two spaces available on the Fiji New Zealand leg starting Oct 30th-Nov 15th. Please let your friends know if they would like to get involved. They can email askmattlane@gmail.com

Every little donation counts on our final legs to New Zealand. If you have been thinking about supporting the voyage again now is an excellent time to do that.

We appreciate all of you so much! We are just a month away from Auckland and we can't wait to see all of you at the landing event around Nov 15th. If anyone wants to get involved in that please let us know.
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Crew Call The team just arrived in Tonga and our about to sail to Savusavu Fiji. Want to join the next leg from Fiji to New Zealand Nov 1st-16th. Contact us for more details eatlessplastic@gmail.com
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We just wanted to thank everyone again for being such a big part of this voyage. Please read the most recent article in Good Magazine. The crew is on its way to Tonga as I write this. Keep an eye out on our social media for update.

https://www.good.net.nz/article/Eat-less-plastic-ocean-mission
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