The concept of an International Conference for young people, under the heading ‘Youth Ocean Action’, was born in August 2017 after we spoke to Stephen Lloyd our Member of Parliament, who gave his full support.
Our aim is to teach young people from all over the world about the dangers of Plastic Pollution in our Oceans and how to deal with it as we fight to save our Planet. They will then go back to their home countries as “Ocean Guardians” and be the nuclei who will lead the fight to control and start to eliminate it.
As a secondary part of our Mission, we are also aiming to persuade businesses and people to stop using single use plastics with our local campaign called “CleanBourne”, as it is these that cause much of the pollution. Stephen Lloyd loved our campaign name and agreed that, when we succeed, Eastbourne will become a “Plastic Free Town.