“We believe powerful storytelling is essential to encourage support, recognition and ultimately action. We’re working closely with like-minded organisations like Plastic Free Jersey to promote and enable action within our local community. We, collectively, raise support to create positive change and source ethical solutions, for our ocean and the global communities that it sustains. We believe in celebrating our blue planet through helping individuals and organisations create their own path to sustainable living.
Visual Art allows us to create interactive and sensory experiences to share insight and knowledge about our ocean and human behaviour. Each one of us has the ability to access our blue mind, we just have to unlock it.”
And thanks to Carey Olsen, another Plastic Free Jersey business, the art installation will remain open on the morning of the 7th December for a number of primary school classes to visit.
Jane Burns, States of Jersey Eco Active Programme Manager, said:
“Joining in with the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities programme demonstrates how important the issue of plastic pollution is to the community of Jersey. This certification marks a milestone in our efforts to reduce our use of unnecessary plastics and we are excited for 2019 when we will take this even further.
With the global amount of plastic being produced set to reach 640 million tonnes by 2034 we really need to do our bit and reduce what we use. Current figures show that 33% of plastic is used once and discarded and approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the oceans every day. So, it is vital that Jersey is part of the global solution to this environmental disaster.”
Link to Plastic Free Jersey website www.plasticfreejersey.com/celebrate