This short film features British explorer, ecologist and environmentalist David de Rothschild aboard The Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran built entirely of recycled plastic bottles. This 8000-nautical mile journey across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney is a revolutionary expedition of ecological importance, generating attention to the 74+ million pounds of plastic bottles floating in our oceans. The film strives to push viewers to reflect on the impact of their own individual ecological footprints.
10:00 | 2010
David de Rothschild is an adventurer, environmentalist, and the founder of Shape The Future Foundation. The foundation's goal to inspire dreams, fuel conversation, share innovations, and activate change in order to give nature a voice.
His adventurous spirit, passion, and commitment to action have sent him to some of the world's most remote and fragile regions in order to bring widespread media attention and, moreover, solutions to urgent global environmental issues. He has a unique ability to take his no-nonsense call to action across all demographics, be it from children to world leaders, NGOs to NASA, industries to nonprofits.
The bigger the challenges, the more de Rothschild rises to face them, and it is this inspirational manner that's driven UNEP, Clean Up the World, and The World Economic Forum to recognize de Rothschild as a Climate Hero, Global Clean Up Ambassador, and a Young Global Leader, respectively. With numerous adventures, three books, a hit television series, and most recently a National Geographic documentary under his belt, de Rothschild isn't slowing down. He keeps dreaming bigger and pushing harder, and until real action and solutions are applied to the problems, he won't be content.