World Wide Initiatives
Mermaids Against Plastic
Help the Mermaids Finish their Film & Campaign!
Mermaids Against Plastic, a short film currently in post-production, follows two incredible women -designated as Mermaids- in their quest to protect the ocean they love from marine plastic pollution. These Mermaids persuade and inspire local business owners, visiting tourists, and decision-makers to stop plastic from reaching the waterways of Central and South America. This is achieved by reducing single-use plastic, and adopting reusable water bottles and filling stations. The film is designed to be screened at dive shops and other local venues, as well as on flights in and out of Cancun, where most of the film was shot.
The team of filmmakers and adventurers met at Alnoba in 2017, during a 4-day collaborative Catalyst Workshop operated by long-time partner, Conservation Media Group (CMG). With only 10-15 participants, each CMG workshop is a unique capacity-building & networking experience. Filmmakers and strategists are paired with organizations to create new media and strategies supporting campaigns and significant change. Alex Levin, Tamara Adame, Karen Fuentes, and Sylvia Johnson attended the May 2017 Catalyst Workshop on Ocean Plastics, where the idea of a Mermaids Against Plastic film and campaign was born. Last year, the group was selected as a National Geographic Explorer grantee. Nat Geo is fully funding field production and the evaluation/measurement of the impact of the film, but funds are still needed to post-produce and edit the film.
You can help the Mermaids complete the film and their campaign. Who knows, maybe you’ll see it on the plane in your future travels!