Plastic pollution the focus of two-part event

On Wednesday, August 29, UH alumni, friends and community members gathered at the Royal Hawaiian Terrace & Monarch Ballroom for a special screening of the short film “Junk Raft,” the true story of two sailors drifting across the North Pacific to Hawai‘i on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles. The purpose of the 88 day, 2600 mile voyage was to build awareness and help build a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution.

The screening was followed by a Q&A session with Marcus Eriksen, the lead sailor on the journey across the Pacific.

Prior to the screening, VIP guests gathered for a special reception to connect and discuss critical issues the state faces when it comes to plastic pollution.

To view the full photo album, click here.

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