Our next Voices 4 Oceans storytelling event will take place on March 22nd at the Moss Theater, located at the New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica, CA. The event is generously sponsored by Everything But Water, Nordic Naturals, Rothy's and Starboard and will commemorate our 10 year anniversary! 

In addition to the Live Program, our Silent Auction Reception will include food from Little Fatty, chocolate by Alter Eco, and libations provided by Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Rosenthal Estate Wines, Pau Maui Vodka and Reed's Ginger Beer, plus a Gold Frame Media photo booth. This year's artwork was donated by Renee Lawter of Eyerus.

Our storytellers include TIME magazine's "female Indiana Jones" Alison Teal, Emmy-nominated actress Barbara Bosson, and world record-breaking paddle-boarder Shilpika Gautam, among others, with music curated by KCRW's Chris Douridas. Click the pictures below to learn more!



In 2017, speakers included Danni Washington (“After Earth”), Eric Balfour (“Haven”), youth activist Erin Schrode, Graham Hamilton (“Code Black”), comedian Jake Johannsen, environmentalist Lindsay Dahl, Shiva Rose (“Return to Babylon”), Steve Connell (“We Are the Lions”), and designer/entrepreneur Steve Glenn, accompanied by music from Joel Harper. The event was sponsored by Costa, Klean Kanteen, Nordic Naturals and Outerknown; a generous donation from Ron and Kelly Meyer brought students from Environmental Charter High School and Santa Monica High School. The event was amplified by media partner Plastic Pollution Coalition.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to host Voices 4 Oceans at the beautiful Moss Theater, located at the New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village. New Roads School is a diverse and cohesive educational community, reflective of the kaleidoscope of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and orientations that make the larger Los Angeles community so vibrant. New Roads believes that a meaningful 21st century education must include a diverse cohort as well as integration with the larger community in order to prepare students for conscientious participatory lives and not merely to ready them for college.

All proceeds from the event support 5 Gyres' mission to end the global health crisis of plastic pollution!