BREAKING NEWS: I feel honoured to be the youngest speaker at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum
'The Summit's youngest speaker, 13 year old Arlian Ecker is on a mission to save the ocean from plastic pollution. Known as 'Plastic Free Boy', Arlian units children globally through his inspiring and educational films. Arlian will share how he is empowering future generations and collaborating with community groups, corporations and government agencies to co-create a sustainable future.'
Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE Donation will ensure our film ' Plastic Alarm' gets shown in schools around the world as well as the production of ongoing film making uniting, empowering and educating kids and youth about the problems and solutions of climate change. It's time for a young 'David Attenborough' Voice to emerge to show a young leadership model.
We are in the process of making a new series of films, highlighting the threats the ocean and our waterways face due to our plastic pollution, starting with the great barrier reef and moving towards other areas of the world. Interviewing leading scientists and organisations that provide solutions is going to be our style of innovative story telling, presented by Plastic Free Boy. Films will be sent to schools globally.
I am on a mission! On my 11th birthday i saw 3 Sea Turtles getting released back into the ocean. I asked my mum: 'Why are they not in the ocean?' She said: 'Because of Plastic Pollution'. As I felt really upset, my mum Karin Ecker, who is a professional film maker, who made many underwater documentaries for TV had a idea how she could help me to help the Turtles and other marine life. 8 million tons of plastic pollution enters the ocean every year killing 100 000s of marine animals. We decided to make a film together about me telling the story of the turtles to educate kids about the problems and inspire about the solutions of plastic pollution. After 11 months of working together and being on national TV, she had produced our 22 min documentary 'PLASTIC ALARM' . The film has up to date screened to 1000s of kids in Australia and overseas. Kids are empowered to make better decisions and united to co-create a waste free future together because we care !
Many kids already live in an environment like this. 2 billion tons of plastic waste is produced every year. 8 million tons of it ends up i the ocean, killing marine animals and destroying the ocean. We need the ocean. Every 2nd breath we take comes from the ocean. By 2050 there will be more Plastic in the Ocean than Fish. 2.6 Billion people depend on Sea Food as their main food. It will also have severe consequences on our Climate. A Micro Plastic Disaster. We are in this together!
Education is key!!! My film PLASTIC ALARM show in schools and community groups around the world about the problems and solutions of plastic pollution is already making a difference! Please help me show this film to all kids in school.
'You have really inspired all of us to try and reduce the amount of plastic we use and also to convince our families and other members of our community to do the same. Thank you for trying to make the world we live in a better place.' St. Oliver Plunketts School, Victoria, Australia.
Please help me show this film to all kids in school.
WE can make this a fun and cool movement!
THANK YOU to my mum and film maker, who has worked o this for almost 2 years now. "I love to empower and inspire my son and other kids to look after their future environment, to ensure they have a sustainable future ahead of them. We hope to reach many kids internationally. Because of my experience as a global citizen and international documentary film maker I see a global vision emerging and hope to inspire many to join us."
Plastic Free Boy KEEP CUP - Our Solution
SAFE A TURTLE EVERY DAY
2.7 million single use Coffee Cups get used every day in Australia alone. That is 1 Billion each year.
Instead of using single use Coffe Cups you can use one of our PLASTIC FREE BOY - Keep Cups and save a Turtle. Be part of the Solution today. #plasticfreeboy #turtally cool
Please help me with the crowdfunding for making more films for my campaign.
- PLASTIC ALARM 2 for Pre-schools (done)
- PLASTIC ALARM 3 for High Schools. (in the making)
- a feature documentary
- tour to schools in other countries showing solutions
- ongoing videos for our 'TURTALLY COOL' campaign
Please help us with our CROWDFUNDING for my film 22 min film PLASTIC ALARM to be shown in schools as well as ongoing videos for my plastic free movement.
Thank you CHRIS HEMSWORTH for YOUR support. Being a superhero is not always easy especially when it is on a kids level. But I believe that us kids all are super heroes as we will keep this planet and all the living beings save from our PLASTIC POLLUTION. Thank you for your kind words: "Well done Arlian for having the courage and passion to stand up and fight for something so important and I’d encourage you to continue to have the strength to keep pushing forward".
Last year I was chosen out of 800 children to be featured in an ABC episode of 'Dirtgirl' as the 'Plastic Free Boy', who is teaching her about plastic. ('Dirtgirl' is an awesome kids TV show that has aired to 34 different countries including USA and Canada), Thank you for helping me to get the message out!
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