Setting Sail on Today
MAY 14: Marina Del Rey to Port Taihape, Marquesas
JUNE 8: Marquesas to Port of Rangiroa, Tuamotus
JUNE 13: Tuamotus
JUNE 24: the Tuamotus to Tahiti
JULY 17 French Society Islands of Tahiti
AUGUST 6: French Polynesia to the Cook Islands
AUGUST 27th: the Cook Islands to Niue
SEPTEMBER 1st: Niue to Tonga
SEPTEMBER 26th: Tonga to Fiji
OCTOBER 26th: Fiji to New Zealand
A crew of sailors, actors, businessmen, and every day citizens recently finished a 6 month long voyage across the Pacific Ocean. Determined to tackle one of deadliest threats to the sea and its marine life: PLASTIC pollution.
The crew visited island nations, documenting their findings in VR/360 while gathering essential data through the 5 Gyres Trawl Share Program in areas where this data have never been collected. Eat Less Plastic is creating an ongoing voyage together by focusing on real solutions and the relationship between the people of the Pacific, their families, and our love for the ocean.
As we visited the Pacific islands we learned what they are doing to develop solutions based on their understanding and respect for the ocean. Their positive practices can be a model for others, helping to bring awareness to plastic pollution in our oceans.
In collaboration with organizations including Algalita Marine Research and Education, 5 Gyres, and Love The Sea, we hope to use the data and documentation to create positive impacts for future generations through education, legislation, and awareness.
360 video and VR
With exclusive support from pioneers in the VR field using drones, underwater 360, microscopical video, photography and ultra HD video, viewers will take the front seat on a life changing journey to some of the most remote and unique parts of the world.
360 Video and interactive VR will showcase immersive footage to experience first hand how our current culture has caused the largest environmental and human disaster known to man: PLASTIC.
Footage so immersive that viewers will be able to feel the devastating impacts plastic is having on civilizations across the ocean and more importantly act on it and help change the way we use and consume it.
During the journey, crew members used a mantra trawl to collect plastic particles from parts of the ocean where very little data has been collected before.
This brand new data will be sent to 5 Gyres to analyze and quantify the impacts plastic is having on our ocean, marine life as well as our ecosystem.
This critical data will be added to the Global Estimate of Marine Plastic Pollution. This estimate is used to educate and support legislative changes for our future.
For more information visit the 5Gyres Global Estimate of Marine Plastic Pollution & Trawl Share Program.