Plastic Pollution
March 30 2012

Week In Review: Videos and Kickstarter

by Bill Hickman

This past week saw some great plastic pollution awareness videos making the rounds along with a couple of Kickstarter plastic pollution projects worth mentioning.  Not familiar with Kickstarter?  Kickstarter is a funding platform made especially for creative projects with a clear goal that will eventually be completed, and something will be produced by it.

In the spring of 2012, our friends at Oceangybe will release Tide Lines – the story of a 3 ½ year circumnavigation of the globe by sailboat. Traveling the world’s most remote beaches in search of perfect waves they were continually confronted with the cast-off’s of consumer culture – disposable plastic.  The film unites professionally shot HD footage and all-hours on-board action and stunning still photography to make a compelling narrative of our adventures.  Tide Lines is the culmination of years of preparation, research, travel and exploration.  Click Here for more info on their Kickstarter project.

LA activist extraordinaire Marina Debris is organizing the International Trashion Fashion Show.  This features the always whimsical, often outrageous, and sometimes lovely trash couture that is made entirely of beach litter.  Marina has offered some good 'rewards' for your generous donations.  Click Here for more info on her Kickstarter project.

Surfrider's coastal preservation efforts are supported by memberships from people just like you so if you're not a member already, please consider it now.  It's an easy way to help protect our coasts and ocean.  Now, on to the eye candy, check out these great videos...

Plastic Seduction from

and First Flush by by Team Marine from Santa Monica High School: