Algalita, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to combat plastic pollution, is featuring a National History Day project created by two Genoa Middle School students on their web page, to highlight what youth across the country are doing to accelerate the transition toward a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable.
Sixth graders Kate Steele and Mackenzie Boyd created a 10-minute performance titled The Great Pacific Garbage Patch for their National History Day project. It tells the story of what happened when Algalita founder Captain Charles Moore discovered a massive area of plastic soup floating in the Pacific Ocean. His question was not how it got there, but rather how our consumption habits have spiraled so out of control.
Watch their video at: https://algalita.org/youth-impact/.