We would like to thank Ms Maria Sourgiadaki, a teacher at the 1st Vocational High School in Ierapetra, Crete who has shown A PLASTIC OCEAN to all her classes. After watching the documentary, some of her students decided to take action by making multi-use tote bags from old fabrics. You can see them below in action. Other students will be making a little advert explaining the harms of plastic which they will show to their entire school, and still others are busy making posters against plastic pollution.
Ms Sourgiadaki says: "The discussions after watching the documentary are very interesting, particularly the ones with the older teenagers. At first, they don't want to accept the problem. When provided with the hard facts about plastic pollution, and specific proposals for how to lead a less wasteful life, they are willing to listen and see the problem from a broader perspective, not just through their own personal experience / convenience. We, as teachers, parents and adults, need to constantly be giving the younger generation the right example. Change will happen. I don't expect my students to change their habits right away, but over time, and with constant reminders, they will".
We are so thankful for teachers like these!