If you can't see it you may think it does not exist. But marine litter impacts the economy, society and the environment equally, with not a single restriction. Youth is aiming to creatively solve this problem, but are not considered on decision making. This is why Kilometro uno created “Youth's for the Ocean National Network” a structure that gathers and develops coastal, marine and oceanic youth-led projects from across the country and focuses on advances in research, innovation, capacity building, and public policy.
Km1 is a coastal and marine conservation team focused on addressing marine litter while also seeks to empower and involve the next generation of ocean leaders. Through environmental education programs, social innovation workshops and citizen science projects the organization has impacted more than 100,000 youths in 12 Mexican states and Southern California. Their community has intercepted and removed more than 80,000 pounds of marine litter from the Pacific to the Mexican Caribbean.