Did you know plastic trash and particles are not only found in remote gyre accumulation areas like the Pacific garbage patch, but also in most marine and terrestrial habitats like beaches and coral reefs?

Algalita, an environmental organization dedicated to ending plastic pollution, will be hosting a brand new youth event this summer – the POPS Innovation Forum. The Innovation Forum will be for youth ages 15-25 who are interested in learning more about and have innovative ideas for addressing plastic pollution through design, technological innovation, engineering, science, and alternative business models.

The event will be held in Long Beach, CA on August 3-5, 2018 and is free to accepted attendees. Applications are open until June 30, 2018. Click here to apply!

Interested in developing a solution to a local water issue in your community? Click here to learn more about Grades of Green’s Water Campaign!