Each year on April 22, millions of people around the world come together to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, these actions have taken many forms, from advocacy to direct action to storytelling.
This year, in observance of Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species, we’re sharing a story from students at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas. “Myrtle’s Waste-FULL Life,” screened at the UN General Assembly as part of the first MY World 360° playlist, drops viewers into the point of view of Myrtle, an endangered sea turtle surrounded by plastics and other harmful debris that has swept into her underwater habitat. Watch the film below: