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billfatalgalita

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Review for Algalita Marine Research and Education, Long Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Algalita Marine Research Foundation for eight years. As a chemical engineer, working in industry, when I first heard about what AMRF was doing, I was skeptical of the problems they were researching. Now, however, after seeing the facts, I know that this organization is trying hard to let people know that improperly disposed of plastic is a hazard to our oceans, and the life that depends on that environment. I also have seen that the organization is run by people who care, and who give tirelessly of their time and expertise to get the message out. It is an efficient organization, and the focus on research and education give credibility to them worldwide. I will continue to support their mission, and hope you will, too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the impact this group has had by attending world conferences, and seeing what attendees say. Many individuals told me that their current professional goals and objectives are based on what the Algalita Marine Research Foundation has done.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring in more professionals to help determine the cause and effect on human health due to plastic contamination in our oceans.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the driving force behind this organization, Captain Charles Moore, and understanding his passion.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and professional, with a clear vision of responsibility to stop plastic pollution.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring in several professionals who could spend quality time with all the stakeholders who can make a difference by working toward quality change for the future by limiting our plastic footprint.

Ways to make it better...

More people were involved. It is a very small group.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The size of the problem is huge, world wide, and the organization is just very, very small in comparison.

One thing I'd also say is that...

A small group of individuals, dedicated, like those at the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, can truly change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I participate in conferences raising awareness of the issues of plastic pollution in our oceans.