Inspired by Kristal Ambrose's journey of inspiration as an activist that led to her founding The Bahamas Plastic Movement, this book is about an ocean-loving young Bahamian girl named Kai (Ocean) who is inspired to bring an end to ocean plastic pollution after her best friend, a sea turtle named Gaia (Earth), becomes stuck at sea in a trash gyre. As Kai learns about the threats facing her marine friends, her determination and passion show the amazing potential of a single child to bring on incredible change. In this story, Kai and Gaia represent the joining of land and sea and the need to protect both environments.
ISBN : 978-1-83934-458-9
Pages : 58
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Kristal Ambrose also known as ‘Kristal Ocean' is an environmental scientist studying marine debris and plastic pollution in The Bahamas. Her career in the environmental field spans over a decade as she has been working diligently on plastic pollution research and education in her country. She is the Founder and Director of Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM), a non-profit organization geared towards raising awareness and developing solutions to plastic pollution. She has brought awareness of plastic pollution to thousands locally and globally through educational lectures, summer camp programs and citizen science projects and was instrumental in The Bahamas' 2020 single use plastic ban. Kristal has been featured on NPR, The BBC, The Guardian, The Weather Channel, Sierra Club Magazine and Coastal Living Magazine where she was named an Ocean Hero by musician Jack Johnson. She is the recipient of the 2014 Environmental Youth Leader Award from The Government of The Bahamas, 2017 Unsung Hero Award, 2018 International Seakeepers Society NextGen Seakeeper Award and in 2020, she was named the Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for Islands and Island Nations for her work with The Bahamas' single use plastic ban.