This year marked the fourth summer Bahamas Plastic Movement has held the Plastic Pollution Education and Ocean Conservation Camp in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera. Thirty students were selected to attend the camp that focused on innovating solutions to plastic pollution. Through the routes of art, scientific research, political advocacy, lifestyle change, and business engagement, students applied what they learned about plastic pollution to spread their creative fixes to others. Placed in the tracks of their greatest strengths and highest interests, the campers spent two days diving into the five categories of plastic pollution and developed and implemented solutions for each.
Filmed and Directed by our youth film Team:
Antwuan Dean, 16
Braxton Neilly, 16
Talmadge Knowles, 16
Meet the Founder
Kristal Ambrose also known as ‘Kristal Ocean’ is an environmental scientist studying marine debris and plastic pollution in The Bahamas. After sailing across the Pacific Ocean in 2012 to study the Western Garbage Patch, Kristal was inspired to return home to The Bahamas to spark a plastic pollution revolution. For the past two and a half years she has been working diligently on plastic pollution research and education in her country. In 2013, she began The Plastic Beach Project; a citizen science based initiative that studies plastic concentrations on beaches in The Bahamas. Her passion for the issue led her to develop and launch The Bahamas Plastic Movement. Since embarking on her journey to change with The Bahamas Plastic Movement, she has brought awareness of the issue to thousands locally and globally.Most recently she was
awarded the 2014 Environmental Youth Leader Award from The Government of The Bahamas for her efforts in the field of plastic pollution. Currently she is continuing her education and a masters in Nova Scotia where she is studying Environmental Science.