As a young person, you have endless opportunities for making this world a better one. In order to bring about meaningful change, we need all hands on deck. Whether you’re just getting into plastic pollution or you’ve been dedicating yourself to this cause for many years, we’re here to help you connect with your peers, bring your ideas into real life and guide us to a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable.
Every person is unique – and will make a difference in their own way. Wayfinder Society will guide you through a sea of discovery and provide you the tools and network to tackle plastic pollution in your own community. Shape your own participation while earning rewards for accomplishing your goals.
International Youth Summit
A summit designed by young people, for young people and adults working together to take action against single-use plastic consumption. Participants dive into their local projects, share and network with each other, and work with mentors to further develop their plans. Each year, 15 Summit alumni are selected to become Peer Advisors and lead the following year’s event.
Next Summit: Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 | Dana Point, CA | Ages 11-18
Application deadline: Nov 3
Youth Innovation Forum
When young innovators and plastics experts get together, big solutions emerge. This three-day conference-style event connects youth directly with industry leaders in worldwide plastics manufacturing, recycling and design to explore how technology, business models and waste management improvements can aid in eliminating plastic pollution.
August 2-4, 2019 | California State University Long Beach | Ages 15-25
The Experienceship is a hands-on internship designed to give you an educational journey through plastic pollution. Weekly meetings will cover everything from analyzing the solution set and local implications to zero waste culture and our waste management system. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to have a deep understanding of this critical environmental issue and to start applying your skill-set to creating a future where plastic pollution is unthinkable.
SoCal local students only | 18 + or enrolled in college
California State University Long Beach students looking for lab experience can receive training for microplastic analysis of surface water samples. Spaces limited.
Help us build our community by donating or sharing our resources with a teacher, young person or family member. Together, we can arrive at a future free of plastic pollution.