Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.
The Urgent Need for Sustainability
Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.
A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth
Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.
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