March 2019

Easter Island

Swim Against Plastic

World-record swim
Education
Beach clean ups
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BREAKING RECORDS AND INCITING CHANGE

In March 2019, we are embarking on a journey to inform, learn, inspire, and quite possibly create a world record.

Join us as South African endurance athlete, Sarah Ferguson, will attempt to become the first person ever to swim the entire perimeter of iconic Easter Island.

Our mission is to use this event to raise awareness about plastic pollution and inspire the world to rethink their plastic use.

 

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The Island

RAPA NUI - EASTER ISLAND

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as the locals call it, is one of the most treasured places on  Earth, valued for its rich history, culture and world-famous Moai statues. As such, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Despite this, and also being one of the most remote inhabited locations in the world, the island is in peril at the hands of plastic pollution, while also facing waste management challenges due to a massive growth in tourism and population that is producing 20 tons of waste per day.

We look forward to engaging with the community there to learn more about their thoughts on causes and solutions to this local and global problem.

AN ISLAND IN PERIL

One of the world's
highest concentrations of microplastics
ORIGINATING FROM
Thousands of miles away
20 tons of waste
PRODUCED PER DAY
Caused by
growing tourism and population

SARAH FERGUSON

Through record-breaking swims, her work at Breathe Conservation, and now as an Ambassador for Plastic Oceans International, Sarah Ferguson is on a mission to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

Join us in March 2019, as she attempts to establish a new world record by becoming the first person ever to swim the entire perimeter of iconic Easter Island.

THE EASTER ISLAND SWIM AGAINST PLASTIC IS

40 miles
around the perimeter of easter island
24 hours
In cold water and dangerous currents
2 passionate non‑profits
Creating a wave of change
1 great cause
to raise awareness about plastic pollution
and
1 amazing woman

Eating Up Easter

Rapa Nui – Easter Island Premiere

Friday, March 15 • Toki Rapa Nui • Time: 7:30pm

We will present a free community screening of Eating Up Easter, which is a new feature-length documentary produced in association with Plastic Oceans International.  Director Sergio M. Rapu, who was born on the island, crafts a powerful story, told to his newborn son, that captures the complexities of balancing local authenticity with the commercial demands of modern globalization. It demonstrates that sustainability is not only ecological, but also cultural.

 

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