Pam Longobardi: Plastic pollution artist and activist - Ocean Allison Podcast

Tue Apr 19 2016

Pam is a distinguished artist working to spark social change in regards to our ocean's plastic pollution and marine debris crisis. She is the founder of the Drifter's Project, an art professor at Georgia State University, and Artist in Residence with Oceanic Society. Hear how this ocean-loving activist uses plastic pollution collected from beaches around the world to speak up on behalf of the ocean and the planet. Follow Pam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/driftersproject Check out the Drifter's Project: http://driftersproject.net/ See Pam in Nat Geo's GYRE film: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/141204-gyre-video-complete


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