youth can change the world

NEW ORLEANS, LA  |  JUNE 2 - 4, 2018


join us, Become an ocean hero


At the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp existing and emerging youth leaders will have the chance to work with Squad Leaders and Mentors to create your own campaign to take action against ocean plastic pollution, starting with the single-use plastic straw!  Learn how to apply or nominate a youth leader here.

Celebrate UN World Environment Day

Celebrate as Aidan Gallagher's designation as the youngest UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador!


Meet your squad mentors


Danni Washington

TV Host & Advocate


Adrian Grenier

Actor, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador & Lonely Whale Co-Founder


Dr. Marcus Eriksen

Scientist & Co-Founder of the 5 Gyres Institute


Jeff Kirschner

Founder, Litterati App


Emy Kane

Digital Strategy, Lonely Whale


Henry Pincus

Founder, Point Break Foundation


Sondra Weiss

Art Educator, Lost Art of Love Letters


Meet your squad leaders


Sophia Abelita


Liam Burns


Olivia & Carter Ries


Hannah Testa


Shelby O'Neil



What happens at the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp?


Designed for youth leaders between 11 - 18, the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp will give you the scientific knowledge, campaign development tools, coaching, inspiration and support you need to create change. View the full program here.

During the Bootcamp you and your Squad will create your campaign to reduce plastic pollution through the single-use plastic straw. The campaigns you create during Ocean Heroes Bootcamp will be delivered to world leaders at the 2018 G7 Summit in Canada.

Ready to change the world? Learn how to apply below.


Applications close on May 18, 2018



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