Dear Educator,
In honor of World Oceans Day - June 8, 2018 - a coalition of organizations has joined together to offer NYC teachers, as well as teachers across the U.S., resources to help students learn about, and TAKE ACTION, on our plastic pollution problem.  As part of that, and thanks to Plastic Oceans Foundation, we're providing a FREE ACCESS CODE TO A POWERFUL FILM, A Plastic Ocean, that explores the health of our oceans and what we can all do to save this precious resource.  Please complete the survey below to let us know if you and your students can help the oceans right now using one of the suggested choices, or one of your own! If you click "Yes," you'll get a FREE CODE FOR THE FILM and an accompanying Educational Supplement. This is a wonderful opportunity to inspire your students to take part in saving the world's oceans. Thank you for your interest in this campaign to protect our oceans and beaches! We'll be in touch soon!
For the oceans,
National Wildlife Federation, NYC Eco-Schools - Emily Fano
NYC Department of Education, Office of Sustainability - Meredith McDermott
Plastic Oceans Foundation - Julie Andersen
New York State Marine Education Association - Merryl Kafka
Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance - Lane Rosen
One Less Straw - Jim Ries

* 1. Address

In the award-winning adventure documentary film, A Plastic Ocean, journalist Craig Leeson goes searching for the elusive blue whale, but instead discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. Leeson, free diver Tanya Streeter, and an international team of scientists and researchers, travel to 20 locations around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
Plastic Oceans Foundation has agreed to provide a special code to teachers who wish to show their students a 22-minute version of this inspiring film (view trailer here:
We hope you'll pledge to take at least one action with your students for World Oceans Day 2018. We've provided some suggestions below. PLEASE CHECK ONE OR MORE ACTIONS that you and your students commit to taking for our oceans this year, in school, out of school, or both.

* 3. I will pledge to take one or more actions from the list below with my students in school and encourage them to take action outside of school too:

* 4. We welcome your comment or question about this campaign.

Thank you for educating your students and taking action for our oceans. Together we can make a difference! Questions? Please contact Emily Fano at or the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability at (Infographic below available at​)