Ocean in Motion Film Festival in Siem ReapDecember 26, 2017
Soulcial Trust teamed up with Cambodia-based NGO Plastic Free Cambodia, Hong Kong-based NGO Ocean Recovery Alliance, and The Republic bar and restaurant to put on a special film festival event featuring short films about the ocean in early December. The films, curated by Ocean Recovery Alliance, included a wide range of topics, from surf photography to environmental conservation to trash in the ocean. They highlighted the significance the ocean has on people, creatures, and the Earth itself, and why it is crucial to protect our waters from manmade waste.
How can we do our part? Doug Woodring, Executive Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, spoke with attendees after the event about the effect we have on our oceans. Woodring introduced the audience to Global Alert, a platform to identify and share areas where plastic is polluting the water. You can download the app on both Android or Apple devices and use it to take photos and pinpoint locations where trash is in water sources. Plastic Free Cambodia, one of Soulcial Trust’s partners in Siem Reap, also promotes ways individuals and businesses can reduce the use of plastic. Solutions are simple, from using reusable bags for shopping and bottles for drinking water to refusing plastic straws in restaurants.
Through our Green Influence programme, Soulcial Trust collaborates with environment NGOs and environmentally conscious businesses to implement and improve strategies to reduce their impact on the environment in urban areas.