Meet Our Global Ambassadors
What are they up to?
Working with the Next Generation
Our youngest POP Ambassador, Jude, and his family make videos on their ArmstrongTribe Youtube Channel to help inspire others to mitigate plastic pollution and join the environmental movement! Check out their videos here.
Above is Jude's take on last fall's Plastic Ocean Project & Greenpeace Wrightsville Beach brand audit cleanup. Over 100 lbs of trash was collected and volunteers documented brands found on WB. The information was added to a global database on brands associated with litter found on beaches to be used by Greenpeace to help encourage corporations to redesign products and take responsibility for their product litter in the environment.
Bye Bye Plastic Bags
After the plastic bag ban repeal Plastic Ocean Project’s OBX Ambassador, Sam Godwin, started a program to certify local shops who took the pledge to go plastic bag free as Ocean Friendly Establishments. A brilliant idea!
Interested in becoming an OFE? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to our partners for the OBX OFE program Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter and Jennette's Pier.
Want to join the POP Global Ambassador team?
The goal of the POP Global Ambassador program is to support communities that do not have POP chapters and to create a global network of volunteers that take action against plastic pollution on a local level. Ambassador positions are given on an application basis to POP members who go above and beyond for cleaner oceans. Ambassadors are provided materials to kickstart POP initiatives in their own communities.
Contact the POP Director of Chapters & Ambassadors (button below) and be sure to sign up for a POP membership through our website!
Follow These Rivers
Global ambassadors James Drakes and Jonathon Fisher hosted the first annual Follow These Rivers music festival this fall!
Learn more about the festival and upcoming events through their website here.
Plastic Lakes Project
Tammy Bleier, our NY Ambassador has started a POP initiative to address the plastic pollution problem in the Great Lakes through education, research and outreach, the Plastic Lakes Project!
Tammy had an amazing turnout to our first Ontario Beach cleanup as part of the Plastic Lakes Project! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that turned out to remove litter from beautiful Lake Ontario. In total the 26 volunteers removed 109 lbs of trash! Tammy will be organizing these monthly cleanups in her Great Lake community.
To learn more about the Plastic Lakes Project and find a PLP team near you visit the PLP website!