Youth Advisory Council Resources

Coastal and Inland Cleanup Guide

The new and improved Coastal and Inland Cleanup Guide will give your cleanup a modern, fresh perspective. From promotion, to day-of engagement with the Litterati app, to influencing policy post-cleanup, this guide has you covered every step of the way. Join with the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and thousands of others to host impactful and engaging cleanups around the globe!

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Guide to Talking about Ocean Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution can seem like a problem too large for us to tackle on our own, but together we can solve the problem! The Guide to Talking about Ocean Plastic Pollution helps you effectively communicate the urgency and scope of the issue while providing ways for people to be part of the solution. It also emphasizes the importance of engaging youth and empowering them to lead the world towards a better future. 

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Plastic Pollution Lesson and Action Plan

This lesson and action plan will help you teach your peers and community members about plastic pollution, inspire them with solutions, and empower them by doing an activity. It's easy to follow and can be done from anywhere! Join the Council and others to teach this in your school, local zoo or aquarium, club, business, place of worship, or public space. Remember to address plastic pollution from a local perspective by using examples of how it’s affecting your community while highlighting ways you and your peers are solving the problem!

Lesson plan is also available in Spanish and Chinese.  

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Plog for the Ocean Toolkit

The Plog for the Ocean Toolkit contains everything you need to host your own plog event as an energetic way to raise awareness and take action against plastic pollution. Plogging is the act of picking up litter while jogging. Organize your own event and join young people around the world as they attempt to achieve the most plogs completed in a single day on 8 June for World Oceans Day! Don't forget about planning a post-plog celebration to extend the fun while engaging the ploggers and encouraging them to re-think their plastic use.

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Upcycling Guidebook

Turn your plastic waste into useful products! By reusing plastic, upcycling reduces the amount that can end up in the environment and helps us avoid purchasing new plastic products. The Upcycling Guidebook contains information about the issue of plastic pollution along with step-by-step instructions and photos on how to create each upcycled piece. Join the World Oceans Day Youth Council and others in producing incredible upcycled products!

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Thank you to the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council members for developing these resources to take action on plastic pollution. Development and distribution of the resources was made possible through key support from Procter & Gamble, Footprint, The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation and other Supporters.