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The Bottle Boat Initiative . Organized and Executed by the BottleBoatBoys (Prashanth, Constantine, and Vincent) . The Problem . Great Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch Is growing exponentially Extremely relevant in Michigan due to Great Lakes Scum line . THE “MODEL”.

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The bottle boat initiative

The Bottle Boat Initiative

Organized and Executed by

the BottleBoatBoys

(Prashanth, Constantine, and Vincent)


The problem

The Problem

  • Great Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch

    • Is growing exponentially

    • Extremely relevant in Michigan due to Great Lakes

      • Scum line


The bottle boat initiative

THE “MODEL”

  • Constructed using EXCEL

  • Accounts for the “Flow” of plastic from Pellet to the Gyre


Mission statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bottle Boat Initiative is to educate the world about the global impact of plastic pollution in the earth’s oceans and to employ community based strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in local, and eventually global, bodies of water.


Accomplishing our mission

Accomplishing our mission

  • Build a boat made out of completely recycled materials

    • Will raise awareness in a new and innovative way

    • Will inspire youth to take action

    • Will excite the public


The plan

The Plan

  • Design and Material Collection – Phase 1

    • Includes calculating buoyancy needed for boat

    • Includes creating blueprints of boat

    • Includes collection materials required

  • Building of Boat – Phase 2

    • Complete all tasks required in order to complete construction of the Bottle Boat

  • School Outreach – Phase 3

    • Conduct seminars, and presentations at local school

    • Put in place recycling programs

    • Put into place “plastic bottle elimination” programs

  • Media Coverage – Phase 4

    • Boat launch with media coverage

      • Newspapers, television

    • Documentary of entire project

      • Entry into environmental film festivals?

    • Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Website


Effect on community

Effect on Community

  • Youth

    • Inspire to embrace this issue and tackle it head aggressively

  • Adults

    • Inspire adults to use their influences to impact the environment positively

  • Community

    • Inspire to become more environmentally conscience about their decisions

    • Inspire to spread the word about plastic pollution and ways to help


Vision for the future

Vision for the Future

  • An environmentally healthy global water system

  • A global network of environmentally passionate youth

    • Will take charge of the environmental issues left to our generation

    • Will, in a combined effort, raise global awareness about this issue

  • A “bottle boat initiative” in every state of the US

    • that will challenge teens to make a difference in the environment


The bottle boat initiative1

The Bottle Boat Initiative

Organized and Executed by

the BottleBoatBoys

(Prashanth, Constantine, and Vincent)


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