The issue of plastic in our oceans is a global problem that hits home hardest on the North Shore of Oahu. This once unspoiled paradise is now littered with the world’s plastic trash. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are two guys who are doing something about it, reclaiming that plastic trash and recycling it into the soap bottles that you use every day.
Adam Lowry, CEO of method, and Kahi Pacarro, founder of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, share their experiences in building a public-private partnership to address the ocean plastic problem, one of our hardest and most vexing environmental issues. Their work has already been hugely successful and is continuing to grow, now engaging hundreds of thousands of people across the nation.
Their inspiring Speakeasy from Wanderlust Oahu 2014 will illustrate:
- how the massive garbage problem currently washing on Hawaii’s shores came to be in the first place,
- how individual actions can amplify into global movements,
- how awareness of the supply chain of the products you purchase can go a long way to supporting ecologically-minded missions,
- how through enlightened purpose in business and community we can begin to address issues of corporate influence on government, wealth & income disparity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.