Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean ~ National Geographic

This video really touched us. Part of our intention at the Universal Flag Peace Movement, is to encourage people to feel their connection with nature. We cannot thrive – or even continue to exist, without embracing this connection. Please enjoy and share this video below. What if we all shared one environment-related video, fact, article, or other piece of information everyday with our friends and family (or our Facebook community)? After 365 days of doing this, perhaps some of our circle of connections might shift. Maybe we all would begin to take this seriously and act accordingly.

In this full-length web exclusive, National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast … in search of garbage. A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean. Called the Gyre Expedition, their goal is to create art from the trash they find to raise awareness about its impact on oceans and wildlife. Their artwork will become part of a traveling exhibition in 2014.

Learn more about the expedition and the next phase of the Gyre Project:

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