Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. His efforts expanded to include exhibiting the whale, helping kids create the Children’s Clean Ocean Declaration, organizing the Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the FateChanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.
Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet’s environment. We do this by working with the United Nations, exhibiting youth environmental art, and with FateChanger, a mobile app that facilitates children’s true participation in the political process and provides teachers with a platform to deeply engage students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to give kids a real voice in the world via formal inclusion in the United Nations, a feat the FateChanger app’s opinion-sampling power will make possible. Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them may be the help we so desperately need.