Blue Dot Generation is a collective enterprise focused, as the name suggests, on protecting and living sustainably with the Ocean(s). They bring together creatives, scientists and entrepreneurs who are coming up with solutions for the problems faced by our planet and its oceans.
The opening night was packed with Generation Y and Z – the average age was less than 30 living up to the name of the enterprise. The epic brick tunnels under Waterloo station and the bar made the venue feel like the Manchester’s Warehouse project. The young professionals, us included, were united by a desire to make a difference and excited at the prospect of being a generation of change.
Hosted by the House of Vans, the four day event brought together powerful and emotive artwork, installations and live performances, primarily focused on the issue of Ocean Plastic. Screenings of awe inspiring & heartbreaking documentaries & short films where shown in the Vans auditorium, where you watch lying on bean bags!… Creative workshops for visitors & children were run along side other attractions educating people on the issues and solutions. Visitors where encouraged to engage with all the activities and experiences, and it was heartening to see so many people enthusiastic to learn.
Panel discussions were also held on each day of the event covering different topics. These panels where made up of activists, scientists, creatives & Entrepreneurs. The cross platform nature of the discussions allowed many perspectives to be shared on the same issue, with members of the audience contributing during the Q&A period provoking further debate.
Loop was asked to sit on the Sunday panel discussion:
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE – LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES INTO OUR DAILY LIVES.
So I joined the panel and discussed both our efforts at Loop and what everyone else could do to improve their personal sustainability. Moderated by Daisy Kendrick, Founder of Ocean Generation, not to be confused with Blue Dot Generation – it’s an American not for profit enterprise with surprisingly similar goals.
VIDEO OF DISCUSSION COMING SOON – WAIT FOR NEW BLOG POST