We worked with Plastic Free Jersey to document their journey building Precious Plastic machines. Precious Plastic is a Dutch-based non-profit that centres around an initiative to provide open source blueprints that can be used to create plastic recycling equipment. These blueprints are designed so that commonly found hardware supplies and materials found all over the world can be used in the construction and build of the various machines. Plastic Free Jersey were awarded a grant from the Jersey Ecology Trust Fund and worked alongside the Sea Monkey Project to build the machines.
Luke worked alongside Black & Red Films to shoot the water footage for the launch film for Plastic Free Jersey. The film showcases the ‘why’ behind the work at Plastic Free Jersey - the fact that we live on a beautiful island with an incredible coastline, and that we want to keep it that way.
Plastic Free Jersey hosted their Blue Mind event, supported by PwC and Carey Olsen, in December 2018 - A celebration of all the hard work local businesses, schools & community organisations have put in over the last year to reduce the use of plastic and to shift to a more sustainable way of living.
We were commissioned to build an experiential art installation to highlight the issue of marine plastic pollution.
The Design Sprint, supported by Butterfield, brought together GCSE and A-Level students from across the island to find solutions to three plastic pollution challenges. They were guided through the process by mentors & experts, and at the end of the day, pitched their concepts to a panel of judges including SAS CEO Hugo Tagholm.
The winning team presented an innovative solution to the challenge ‘How might we showcase Jersey as a catalyst for positive ecological change?’.
Following on from the Plastic Free Jersey Design Sprint, two students from Hautlieu School were chosen to represent the island at the Plastic Hackathon at the Design School of Design Engineering, Imperial College, London. Both Gemma & Katelyn were keynote speakers at the event and Gemma’s team went on to win first prize. Her team is now working alongside Sustainable Ventures to develop their concept, Mindful Mini’s & explore next steps.
After our 3rd event in Policoro, Italy, we worked alongside Jersey photographer & filmmaker Robbie Dark to produce a short film about the ethos of our events and what makes Protect Blue different from a standard sustainability conference.
Linzi works alongside Easkey Britton & Carolina Pereira to co-host Wavemakers - where social innovation & creativity meet the sea. Wavemakers is a global gathering of 16 leaders, founders, and wavemakers from around the world. Using surfing as an immersive and experiential journey, the annual retreat is hosted in the World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira, Portugal and combines nature connection, impact driven work & social good to redefine what it means to be a leader.