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THIS NOVEMBER 2021 HEIRS TO OUR OCEANS IS ORGANIZING ITS OPERATION GLOBAL SWEEP AS A SATELLITE ACTIVITY FOR THE UN OCEAN DECADE’S LABORATORY “A CLEAN OCEAN”.
Youth AGENTS globally will conduct a “sweep” + brand audit to:
(1) raise awareness that plastic pollution is an issue of corporate responsibility, not consumer responsibility, and
(2) hold the SUSPECTS — the polluting corporations — accountable for the plastic pollution our generation is swimming in today creating this plasticene era.
THE AGENT TRAINING:
Developed and executed by youth, for youth, at our AGENT TRAINING you will receive information and skills needed to execute your MISSION including:
– Who are our SUSPECTS?
– What is an EVIDENCE form and how will the DATA be collected and used?
– How do we safely lead our TEAM OF AGENTS into the field?
– How do we further our MISSION through an IG LIVE?
AGENT TRAINING will be offered on:
– November 6th @ 8:00-9:15am US PDT. Convert to your time zone here
This time may work nicely for you if you live in Africa, Europe, US, Canada, South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean
– November 18th @ 4:00-5:15pm US PST. Convert to your time zone here
This time may work nicely for you if you live in Micronesia, SE Asia, New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific, Asia, Canada, Hawai’i, American Samoa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, US
THE AGENT SWEEPS:
AGENTS will head to nearby waterways, beaches, uninhabited islands, outside homes, into communities and cities to collect plastic pollution as EVIDENCE of corporate irresponsibility.
During a “sweep” we will gather trash, sort it, and then record the EVIDENCE through a brand audit. Afterward, our EVIDENCE is uploaded to the Break Free From Plastic website so that the coalition may produce an annual report revealing the worst offenders of plastic pollution. To date, USUAL SUSPECTS include Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Co, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, Dannon and Unilever.
DAYS OF THE SWEEP:
The weekend of November 20-21! You pick the time during daylight hours that you would like to conduct your sweep and collect the EVIDENCE.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MISSION IS COMPLETE?
Your EVIDENCE — or DATA — collected during your sweep will be submitted to H2OO headquarters where youth investigators will compile the DATA received from AGENTS around the world to produce a MISSION report to be posted on our social media, newsletter, this webpage, and our discord server. The EVIDENCE will also be shared with Break Free From Plastic coalition for its annual report and next steps.
Template letters will be available so that you can send notes to your lawmakers to urge them to address #plasticpollution at the source by requiring polluting corporations to manage their plastic pollution.
THE PLASTIC PROBLEM CANNOT BE SOLVED THROUGH A “JUST CLEAN IT UP” MENTALITY. TO SOLVE THE PLASTIC CRISES WE ARE DEMANDING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: STOP IT AT THE SOURCE!
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR MISSION AS A SECRET AGENT IN OPERATION GLOBAL SWEEP?
Determine if you want to be an INDIVIDUAL AGENT or lead a TEAM OF AGENTS. As a Lead Agent you will organize your community, friends and family to be involved in the sweep and brand audit. We highly recommend bringing others along with you to collect as much EVIDENCE as possible!
STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR IMPORTANT MISSION COMING SOON.