Plastic Kilometers for Iris

€4.000 awarded

What’s plastic kilometers for IRIS?

Kilometres of Plastic for IRIS is a joint project between YouSocial Volunteer, the Menorca Preservation Fund and the Mallorca Preservation Foundation.

The project aims to encourage Conscious Walks amongst young people, with the mission to educate people in our environment about the problems that single-use plastics are generating but will also aim to walk 1000km against plastic for IRIS as a team objective.

We will support 15 to 18-year-olds to form or join a group of people to walk in a natural environment, share reflections and start conversations about today’s plastic pollution problem and the day-today solutions.

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The Iris project Competition

As a consequence of the conscious walks, the debates generated and the knowledge created, the 15 to 18yr old’s participating in the walks can then present themselves to the Kilometres of Plastic for IRIS Competition.      

About the Competition

  • Only those 15 to 18yr old’s that have participated in Conscious walks can enter the competition.
  • Each participant must create a “1 minute for your planet” inspirational video, answering the following question: What would you do to fight against plastic pollution on your island?
  • The videos can be in English or Spanish and must aim to use content generated during the conscious walks and related to the single use plastic problems and solutions.
  • The videos will be submitted individually.
  • We will take into account the number of kilometers walked, plastic waste collected on the way and number of participants in the walks.
  • Timing of the Conscious Walks: February – April 2020 to generate content for their 1 min video.
  • The Kilómetros por Iris collective Challenge: Reaching 1000 kms walked in total, as a sum of individual kms during the conscious walks.
  • Deadline to submit the 1 min video: May 1 2021
  • Jury: TBD by Conservation Collective, Mallorca and Menorca Preservation Fund organisations.

Winner/s Prize: 1 week Save The Med Changemakers Expedition for a winner from each island. The winners will join a week-long expedition aboard the Toftevaag.

About Iris

Iris Annabel Goldsmith died in a tragic accident on her family farm at the age of 15 on 8 July 2019. Iris had a deep and lifelong connection with the natural world, a gentle way with animals of all kinds, and a particular reverence for the sea. Iris well understood that finding harmony with nature is the overriding purpose of humanity – and she took every opportunity to do her bit. Before leaving any beach or wild space she visited Iris always made a point of organizing everyone to clear the litter from one end to the other. The Iris Project seeks to empower young people of Iris’ age in their own efforts to restore and protect nature where they live.