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Age 15, Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions International Youth Summit (POPS) Participant


I have been a member of Heirs To Our Oceans for two years, and over the years I have been able to do things that are amazing. I went to California with sponsorship from H2OO to participate in Algalita’s Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions International Youth Summit (POPS).  I got to meet new people and learn about different ways that I can help solve the plastic pollution problem for the betterment of future generations. It was very inspiring to see that so many people are putting in the effort to solve this worldwide problem.

Kids of my age and even younger stepped up and spoke passionately about the importance of solving the problem of plastic pollution. It greatly inspired me to return to Palau, my home, and push to get rid of the plastic pollution issue.

Being an Heir has allowed me to do such great things as being a leader and inspiring others to make change.

Laden, Olilai and Carlos present at Algalita’s POPS 2018.